Bogura-6 by-elections: BNP candidate Siraj wins

Sun Online Desk

24th June, 2019 10:15:12 printer

Bogura-6 by-elections: BNP candidate Siraj wins

BNP nominated candidate Golam Mohammad Siraj won the by-elections to Bogura-6 constituency, according to unofficial results.

He got 89,742 votes while his nearest contestant Awami League nominee T Zaman Niketa bagged 32,297 votes.

Jatiya Party candidate Nurul Islam Omar secured 7271 votes in the election.

Mahbub Alam Shah, returning officer declared the results after the completion of vote counting tonight(Monday).

Earlier, the voting was held from 9am to 5pm at 141 centres while there were about 3,87,458 eligible voters in the constituency. Electric voting machines (EVMs) were used in the polls.

The voting started around 9:00am and continued till 5pm without any break.

People of the constituency voted for their preferred candidate in the election by using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

The constituency was declared vacant as BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, who was elected from the parliamentary seat in the December 30 general election in 2018, did not take oath as MP within the stipulated 90 days from the date of the first meeting of parliament.

Golam Mohammad Siraj of BNP, T Zaman Niketa of Awami League, Nurul Islam Omar of Jatiya Party, Dr Mansur Rahman of Bangladesh Congress, Mufti Rafiqul Islam of Muslim League, and independent candidate Md Minhaz Mondal, were there in the by-elections race.

There were 387,458 voters -- 191,668 males and 195,790 females - in the constituency.