Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:43:06 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

4th phase UZ polls AL bags: 52, BNP: 23, Jamaat: 5

By UNB, DHAKA
25th-Mar-2014       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Awami League favourites took an overall lead in the ongoing staggered upazila elections winning 52 more chairman posts in the fourth phase polls held on Sunday, taking their total tally to 167 and leaving behind its archrival BNP by 22.
The BNP loyalists won 23 chairman posts in Sunday elections.
The chairman candidates loyal to Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, the key ally of BNP, won in five upazilas while Jatiya Party of HM Ershad one, rebel candidates of both the Awami League and BNP two each, independent candidates two and JSS one.
The upazilas that the AL-supported chairman candidates took are : Bochaganj of Dinajpur, Bagmara of Rajshahi, Ishwardi and Faridpur of Pabna, Daulatpur of Kushtia, Jibannagar of Chuadanga, Keshabpur and Sadar of Jessore, Terokhada, Dacope, Rupsha, Fultala and Batiaghata of Khulna, Mollahat and Chitalmari of Bagerhat, Kalaroa of Satkhira, Golachipa, Sadar, Bauphal of Patuakhali, Agailjhara, Banaripara and Ujirpur of Barisal, Tajumuddin, Daulatkhan and Manpura of Bhola, Kathalia, Nalchhiti, Sadar and Rajapur of Jhalakati, Sadar and Mathbaria of Pirojpur, Bhuapur, Madhupur and Kalihati of Tangail, Haluaghat of Mymensingh, Itna, Katiadi and Mithamain of Kishoreganj.
 Nabiganj and Lakhai of Habiganj, Sylhet Sadar, Srimangal and Kamalganj of Moulvibazar, Nasirnagar of Brahmanbaria, Meghna of Comilla, Sonagazi and Fulgazi of Feni, Rangunia, Rauzan, Fatikchhari, Anwara and Boalkhali of Chittagong.
On the other hand, BNP-backed chairman contenders won in Pirganj of Thakurgaon, Phulbari of Dinajpur, Tanore of Rajshahi, Baraigram of Natore, Gabtali of Borga, Chouhali of Sirajganj, Harinakunda of Jhenidah, Narail Sadar, Betagi of Barguna, Dhamrai of Dhaka, Madan of Netrakona, Nagarpur of Tangail, Nalitabari of Sherpur, Shalla and Dharmapasha of Sunamganj, Kanaighat of Sylhet, Moulvibazar Sadar, Akhaura of Brahmanbaria, Barura of Comilla, Shaharasti of Chandpur, Begumganj of Noakhali, and Ramu and Kutubdia of Cox's Bazar.
The five Jamaat-backed contenders won in Panchbibi of Joypurhat and Zianagar of Pirojpur and Banshkhali and Satkania of Chittagong, and Naikhanchhari of Bandarban while the Jatiya Party-backed candidate in Tarail of Kishoreganj.
Meanwhile, BNP rebel candidates won the polls in Puthia of Rajshahi, Bhairab of Kishoreganj and AL rebel candidates in Mirzaganj of Patuakhali and Ajmiriganj of Habiganj.
Besides, the JSS favourite won in Zurachhari of Rangamati while independent candidates in Bhandaria of Pirojpur and Habiganj Sadar.
Meanwhile, the results of Dumki in Patuakhali, Gazaria in Munshiganj and Kaliakoir in Gazipur were not announced on Sunday.
The ruling party loyalists won a total of 115 chairman posts in the first three phases of the local body elections while that of BNP 122, Jamaat 28 and Jatiya Party two.
On Sunday, elections were held in 91 upazila parishads across 43 districts amid widespread violence that also led to the suspension of voting in 32 polling stations in several upazilas.
At least 11 chairman candidates, mostly BNP-backed ones, boycotted the elections in Bhola, Barisal, Chittagong, Pirojpur, Khulna and Jessore districts raising allegations of capturing polling stations and casting fake votes.
After Sunday's elections, Election Commissioner Mohammad Abdul Mobarak said they were happy with the overall election atmosphere barring some stray incidents.
"Though we tried our best to hold the elections peacefully, some stray and unwarranted incidents of violence took place that led to the suspension of voting in 32 polling stations," he told reporters.
A total of 1,186 candidates contested the fourth phase elections against 273 posts in the 91 upazilas. Of them, 389 were chairman candidates, 485 vice chairman contenders and 312 vice chairman candidates for the posts set aside for women.
The 91 upazilas have 13,859,278 voters, including 6,907,956 men and 6,951,322 women. There were 5,884 polling stations in the upazilas.
In the previous three phases, the Election Commission held elections in 293 other upazila parishads with 98 in the first phase, 114 in the second phase and 81 others in the third phase.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Use of toxic tannery wastes in poultry feed


MEDIA reports said an increasing number of poultry feed mills using dangerously toxic tannery wastes laced with poisonous chemicals as raw materials remain the biggest threat to public health. They are moreover flouting is a ban of the High Court for producing and marketing the toxic feed for animals which ...

International »

Putin plan to rejuvenate Russian politics makes slow progress


Reuters, Moscow :Poised to run for a fourth term, President Vladimir Putin has started clearing out the old Russian political elite and says he's bringing in young people with "fire in their eyes."But a Reuters analysis shows that he has made limited progress so far.In the run up to March ...

Sports »

Participants run during the Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India on Sunday. Ethiopia's Birhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana won the men's and women's elite categories, respectively.


Entertainment »

Bollywood congratulates Manushi Chillar on winning Miss World crown


After a wait of 17 long years, Indian model Manushi Chhillar has won the Miss World crown. Since yesterday’s announcement, many Bollywood celebs and public figures have congratulated her on winning the prestigious event. Here are some endearing messages from Bollywood celebs: The Megastar of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan congratulated Manushi ...

Entertainment »

Runa Khan coming with her first movie


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Most of her colleagues always appreciate the acting of Runa Khan. There is no other alternative or choice of her in TV plays. So she has acceptability among the directors. Viewers also like her acting. Runa will entertain the viewers by virtue of her acting skill with ...

City »

BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia cutting cake marking birthday of BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman at her Gulshan office in the city on the early hours of Monday.


National »

GAFFARGAON: Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee of Muktijodha Sanghati Parishad Major (Retd.) Md Rezaul Karim, a veteran freedom fighter and an Awami League leader addressing a meeting on his participation in the coming National Election as a candidate from Awami League in the election area Mymensingh-10 (Gaffargaon & Pagla PS) Primary School field, Gaffargaon on Friday. Among others, freedom fighter Mofazzal Hossain, Auditor (retd.) Alhaj Abdul Karim and Ex Ward Member Saiful Islam also spoke in the meeting at Charalgi (Nidiar Char) .


Editorial »

Higher production capacity for power plants


THE state-owned power plants can't generate electricity to a minimum of their stated capacity as they lack improved technology, besides management failure to achieve the highest output as per a report in The New Nation on Sunday. The report quoting Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) said its power plants can ...

International »

Hariri announces return to Lebanon as crisis simmers


AP, Paris :Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a crisis in Lebanon.Hariri and his family met Saturday ...

International »

Trump blasts Hillary for questioning legitimacy of election result


Xinhua, Washington :US President Donald Trump on Saturday denounced allegations of Hillary Clinton who questioned the legitimacy of his victory in last year's presidential election.Calling his Democratic presidential rival the "worst of biggest loser of all time," Trump tweeted that "She just can't stop, which is so good for the ...

Business & Economy »

Md. Abdul Hamid Miah, Managing Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, receiving the 'Islamic Retail Banking Awards (IRBA) 2017' from Professor Humayon Dar, Chairman and Founder of IRBA on Tuesday at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. The bank achieved the award for strongest Islamic retail bank in South Asian Region conferred by UK-based financial intelligence house Cambridge IF Analytica.


Sports »

Opening ceremony of the Bengal Plastic Asian U-14 Series Tennis competition at Ramna National Tennis Complex in the city on Sunday.


Entertainment »

Documentary on Dilara Zaman


Entertainment Report :Ekushey Award winner noted actress Dilara Zaman got the house where she lived with her parents 65 years ago. After finding the house this noted actress broken down into tears because she tried to find out it for several times. This time after getting this she became excited ...

Editorial »

Engage the dignitaries for a prompt multilateral approach


FIVE foreign ministers from top Asian and European countries including a few high-ups of the European Union have started arriving in Dhaka since yesterday for discussing the Rohingya crisis with government officials. It has apparently become clear that our foreign office has finally woken up to realise that - not ...

Sports »

Asian U-14 Series Tennis competition begins tomorrow


The Bengal Plastic Asian U-14 Series Tennis competition will begin tomorrow (Monday) at Ramna National Tennis court complex in the city, said a Bangladesh Tennis Federation press release.A total of 22 boys and 15 girls' from host Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Philippines, America, and Sri Lanka will take part ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news