haka, Dec 30 (UNB) – Awami League-led Grand Alliance candidates were unofficially declared elected in 285 constituencies while Dr Kamal-led Jatiya Oikyafront came out successful in seven seats in the early counting of votes.
Of the Grand Alliance, Awami League alone got 259 seats while Jatiya Party 20, Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed announced at 4:02 am on Monday.
Three independent candidates also emerged victorious.
According to the unofficial results, Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won the election from Gopalganj-3 constituency.
Sheikh Hasina bagged 229,539 votes while her nearest rival SM Jilani of BNP polled 123.
Awami League runner Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was unofficially elected from Rangpur-6 by a huge margin.
She bagged 234,426 votes in all 107 polling stations of the constituency while her nearest rival Jatiya Oikyafront contender Saiful Islam polled 24,053.
Jatiay Party Chairman HM Ershad was unofficially declared elected in Rangpur-3 constituency.
Ershad bagged 142,926 votes while his nearest rival candidate Rita Rahman of Jatiya Oikyafront polled 53,089.
In Gopalganj-2, AL candidate Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim bagged 281,909 votes to defeat his nearest rival Taslim Shikdar from Islamic Andolon Bangladesh who polled 608. BNP aspirant Sirajul Islam got 286 votes in the election.
In Gopalganj-1, AL contestant M Faruk Khan defeated SD Sharfuzzaman Jahangir by a huge margin of vote. Faruk bagged 303,162 votes against 57 of Jahangir.
Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has won a landslide victory in Narail-2 constituency.
Mashrafe got 274,418 out of 284,813 votes which were cast as per the unofficial counting. His e closest contender Jatiya Oikyafront’s AZM Dr. Fariduzzaman polled 8,006.
In Kishoreganj-1 constituency, Awami League aspirant Syed Ashraful Islam was unofficially elected bagging 260,973 votes against his rival candidate Rezaul Karim Khan of BNP.
Jatiya Party candidate Mujibul Hoque Chunnu came out successful bagging 239,616 votes in Kishoreganj-3 constituency while Awami League candidate Rezwan Ahmed Toufiq got 258,516 votes in Kishoreganj-4 constituency to win the election.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came out successful in Bogura-6 constituency. He bagged 205,987 votes to defeat the Jatiya Party candidate who polled 39,961.
In Bogura-4, Mosharraf Hossain defeated Boat candidate securing 128,585 votes against Boat candidate’s 86,048.
In Thakurgaon-3 seat, BNP’s Zahidur Rahman was elected unofficially bagging 87,165 votes against AL rebel Imdadaul Haque’s 84,109.
In Moulvibazar-2 constituency, Jatiya Oikyafront candidate Sultan Mohammad Monsur Ahmed defeated Bikolpa Dhara Bangladesh contestant MM Shaheen. Sultan Monsur bagged 79,742 against Shaheen’s 77,170.
In Chapainwabganj-2, BNP candidate Aminul Islam got 175,466 votes to defeat Ziaur Rahman of Awami League who polled 139,952.
In Chapainawabganj-3, Harunur Rashid of BNP (133,661) defeated Abdul Wadud of Awami League (85,938).
Earlier, voting in the election was held amid allegations of irregularities, including overnight stuffing of ballot boxes and capturing of polling stations, and sporadic violence in different parts of the country, leaving 16 people dead.
The voting in the capital was, however, almost peaceful as reported by UNB reporters.
Dhaka, Dec 30 (UNB) - Awami League candidate Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Sunday was unofficially elected from Rangpur-6 with a huge margin.
The speaker of the 10th parliament bagged 2,34,426 votes in all 107 polling stations of the constituency.
Her nearest rival Jatiya Oikyafront contender Saiful Islam polled only 24,053 votes running in the constituency with 'Paddy Sheaf' symbol, said a press release.
Dr Shirin was also elected from the Rangpur-6 in 2014 contesting with 'Boat' symbol.
Gopalganj, Dec 30 (UNB) – Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim was unofficially declared elected from Gopallganj-2 constituency in the 11th parliamentary election.
Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, also the Awami League Presidium member, bagged 2,81,909 votes while his nearest rival Taslim Shikdar from Islamic Andolon bagged 608 and BNP aspirant Sirajul Islam got 286 votes from the constituency.
Returning officer Mokhlesur Rahman Sarkar announced the unofficial result around 8:20 pm from the conference room of the DC office.
Dhaka, Dec 30 (UNB) – The Election Commission of India on Sunday appreciated the role of Bangladesh Election Commission saying it was “meticulous planning and organization” by the Bangladesh Election Commission.
“….a lot of gaiety was visible. Whatever we’ve perceived I think it was very meticulous planning and meticulous organisation by the Bangladesh Election Commission,” Ariz Aftab, Chief Electoral Officer of West Bengal, told reporters at a city hotel sharing their experience.
Aftab said the Election Commission of Bangladesh and Election Commission of India have a long-standing relationship of cooperation and cordial relationship.
He said teams from Bangladesh EC have regularly visited India during Indian elections and it has been a long-standing precedence of visits from the Indian EC to witness the parliamentary elections in Bangladesh.
This time also the EC of India has sent a three-member team here to witness the parliamentary elections, Aftab said.
During the polls of the day, he said, they visited few polling stations. “We definitely feel that there has been very meticulous planning as per as the EC of Bangladesh is concerned.”
“We hope that through this visit the relationship between the EC of India and EC of Bangladesh will be strengthened…this is to carry forward good and cordial relationship between the Election Commissions of the two countries,” Aftab added.
Dhaka, Dec 30 (UNB) – Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB) on Sunday filed a complaint at the Election Commission of different types of election irregularities including ouster of its polling agents, attacks on its candidates and agents, and forcing its supporters to cast votes for ‘Boat’ symbol.
An IAB delegation led by its joint secretary general ATM Hemayet Uddin submitted a written complaint letter, signed by its general secretary Yunus Ahmed, before Chief Election Commissioner in the afternoon.
After placing the complaint, ATM Hemayet Uddin told reporters that they rejected the election results terming the polls a farce.
“The Election Commission played the role of silent viewer. A farce was staged in the name of election. We’re rejecting the election result,” he said.
According to the recent complaints, most of agents of ‘hand fan’, IAB’s electoral symbol, were ousted from the polling stations, its supporters were forced to cast votes for boat overtly, the ballot papers ran out by 11am in many places, its candidates and agents came under attacks in different places and its activists were forcibly disappeared in Dhaka-6 constituencies.
The Islamic Party’s candidates are contesting in 298 constituencies out of the country’s 300 in the 11th parliamentary elections.