The fifth phase of upazila parishad elections was held in 20 upazilas of different districts around the country without any violence and untoward incidents on Tuesday.
Amid tight security the voting began at 8:00am and continued until 5:00pm, according to Election Commission officials.The upazilas are Nakla in Sherpur, Naldanga in Natore, Kamarkhand in Sirajganj, Sundarganj in Gaibandha, Rangabali in Patuakhali, Taltali in Barguna, Narayanganj port, Gazipur Sadar, Kalukhali in Rajbari, Shayestaganj in Habiganj, Madaripur Sadar, Bijoynagar in Brahmanbaria, Noakhali Sadar, Poba in Rajshahi, Purbadhala in Netrokona, Jamalganj in Sunamganj, Katiyadi in Kishoreganj, Mathbaria in Pirojpur, Chhagalnaiya in Feni and Dumuria in Khulna.
EC Secretary Md Alamgir told newsmen that BGB personnel were deployed in the vulnerable areas.
“There is no need to worry about violence during the election. The EC will perform its duty. We hope the turnout of voters will increase,” said EC secretary. EVMs were used in Gazipur Sadar, Brahmanbaria’s Bijoynagar, Noakhali Sadar and Narayanganj port.
The four phases of the polls were held on March 10, 18, 24 and 31 in 450 upazilas. The EVMs were used in six upazilas on March 31 and in four upazilas on March 24.