Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has said the election to Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) is a test for the Election Commission (EC) to prove its capability for holding the polls free and fairly.
The JP chief made the remark on Thursday after casting his vote at the Senpara Primary School polling centre at around 9 am.
He said, “I hope that the poll will be held in free and fair manner and Jatiya Party candidate will win the election defeating competitors with a difference of lakhs of votes.”
Jatiya Party’s victorious journey will begin through wining in the RCC polls, he added.
Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa is competing for the mayor’s chair from the Jatiya Party.
The balloting in 193 polling stations started at 8 am and will continue till 4 pm without any break.
Seven candidates are vying for the mayoral post, while 211 candidates for ward councillors and 65 women candidates for reserved councilors.