Lalmonirhat representative: Chairman candidate BNP held a press conference in Kaliganj of Lalmonirhat with 20 sealed ballot papers in a boat in the recently held Union Parishad elections in the district. At this time, he claimed that these ballots kept in the toilet belong to the boat candidate Mahabubur Rahman.
On the other hand, Mahabubur Rahman, the boat candidate nominated by Awami League in the Chandrapur UP election, claimed that the opponent had stolen the ballots during the counting as per the previous plan to reduce the boat vote. Both parties are blaming each other. Now the question of the general public is who these ballot papers are!
Jahangir Alam, convener of Kaliganj Upazila BNP and candidate for chairman of Chandrapur Union's motorcycle symbol, held a press conference at his residence on Monday (November 29) night. Last Sunday (November 28) in the UP elections, two candidates in Chandrapur union are on equal footing after getting 9 thousand 840 votes. As a result, the election commission has suspended the election results of this union.
Jahangir Alam, a candidate for the motorcycle symbol in the Chandrapur UP election, said in a written statement at the press conference that the boat workers-supporters left some ballots sealed in the boat in the toilet of Gosairhat Government Primary School polling station of that union. On Monday morning, 20 fake ballots were recovered and came to me through locals.
The workers of these boats did not have time to put the ballot boxes. In this way the results are suspended by increasing the boat votes with bogus ballots and creating equal standing results. So I am demanding re-voting in this union. The BNP leader took the recovered 20 ballots and showed them to the camera. Boat candidate Mahabubur Rahman said in this regard, I have heard about the ballots being sealed in boats through local supporters. Why these ballots to them? It is supposed to be rescued by law enforcement.
They stole ballots to reduce boat votes. I have verbally requested the administration to retrieve the ballots they have and include them in the counting. I will soon file a written complaint in consultation with party leaders. The sealed ballots in the boat displayed at the press conference should be recovered and included in the vote count and declare me the winner. At the same time, why did they keep these ballots sealed by the boat without informing the administration, he questioned and demanded justice, the candidate of the boat, Mahabubur Rahman.
It should be noted that in the 8 Union Parishad elections of Kaliganj Upazila of Lalmonirhat, 3 candidates nominated by Awami League were elected and 3 candidates were defeated. In another, two candidates got equal votes. Due to which the returning officer in charge announced that the union will be voted again. However, the next date for the election has not been announced.