BNP-endorsed Dhaka North mayor aspirant Tabith Awal demands re-election
Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2015-04-29 01:33:17.0 BdST Updated: 2015-04-29 01:52:35.0 BdST
The BNP-endorsed Dhaka North City mayor aspirant Tabith Mohammed Awal has demanded repolling hours after he announced boycott of the election citing large-scale irregularities.
His lawyer Barrister Ehsanur Rahman told bdnews24.comthat Awal faxed a letter to the chief election commissioner’s office around 10:30pm on Tuesday seeking a fresh ballot.
Earlier at noon, he announced boycott of the polls.
In the letter, Awal demanded that “the partial, farcical and unacceptable election” in Dhaka North City Corporation be cancelled and a fresh election schedule be announced for staging a fair, acceptable and participatory election.
However when asked, EC officials said they did not receive any complaints of disturbance, violence and irregularities at any polling centres in Dhaka North.
They said there was no scope to look into any complaint unless it was specific and made during the voting.
By the time Tabith faxed the letter to the EC, the returning officer had already announced results of 170 of the 1093 centres.
A senior EC official toldbdnews24.com that as an aggrieved candidate Tabith Awal could move the court.
Barrister Rahman said the commission had been informed of the decision to boycott the polls through another letter faxed at noon.
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