Gazipur city polls in frames

Photo: Tanvir AhammedAn elderly person casts his vote in a school in Kanaiya, Gazipur on 26 June. Photo: Tanvir AhammedA large number of women arrived to vote in the morning. Tanvir Ahammed took the photo from Kanaiya government primary school on 26 June.Photo: Dipu MalakarBNP mayoral candidate Hasan Uddin Sarker’s supporters display victory signs as he  casts his vote at Bachhir Uddin Udayan Academy polling centre in Tongi on 26 June. Photo: Dipu MalakarBGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) members patrol College Road near Bachhir Uddin Udayan Academy polling centre in Tongi on 26 June. Photo: Tanvir AhammedA child watches as Awami League mayoral candidate Jahangir Alam casts his vote at Kanaiya government primary school in Gazipur on 26 June. Voting has begun in the Gazipur City Corporation polls on Tuesday. This is the first time that the contestants compete with their respective party symbols here.BNP’s Hasan Uddin Sarker and Awami League’s Jahangir Alam are main mayoral candidates among the seven vying for the office.The election was scheduled to be held on 15 May, but on 6 May the High Court stayed the election following a writ petition. Later, an apex court cleared the way for the polls and the election commission rescheduled it for 26 June.Voting began at 8:00am and will end at 4:00pm. There are 57 ward councils in the city corporation and one candidate has been elected uncontested. A total of 254 candidates are contesting in the remaining 56 councils. For the reserved 19 seats of women councillors, 84 are competing.Prothom Alo caught the day in pictures. Photo: Saiful IslamA woman uses an EVM (electronic voting machine) to cast her vote at Rani Bilashmoni Government Boys’ High School in Gazipur Sadar on 26 June. Photo: Saiful IslamVoters queue up despite light rain from the morning at Rani Bilashmoni Government Boys’ High School in Gazipur Sadar on 26 June.  read more