BNP candidate Habibur Rahman Habib has demanded re-election just three hours after the beginning of Pabna-4 by-polls.
Habib made the demand at a press briefing held at his Ishwardi residence in Pabna around 12:00noon on Saturday.The BNP candidate claimed that his polling agents were unable to enter polling centres or forced out of the stations by the ruling party supporters.
Earlier, voting in the by-polls began on Saturday morning amid public health concerns over coronavirus.
The voting began at 9:00am and will continue till 5:00pm without any break.
The Pabna-4 parliamentary seat (Atgharia- Ishwardi) fell vacant due to the death of Awami League lawmaker Shamsur Rahman Sherif on April 2.
According to EC sources, the Pabna-4 constituency consists of two upazilas (Ishwardi and Atgharia), two municipalities and 12 unions.
There are 84 polling stations in the constituency and the total number of voters is 3 lakh 81 thousand 112.Of these, 1 lakh 91 thousand 697 are male voters and 1 lakh 89 thousand 415 are female voters.
The Awami League has nominated Md Nuruzzaman Biswas while BNP Habibur Rahman Habib and Jatiya Party nominated Rezaul Karim for the by-polls.