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Jahangir's mother Zayeda Khatun wins GCC polls

Jahangir's mother Zayeda Khatun wins GCC polls

Staff Correspondent

Zayeda Khatun, an independent mayoral candidate and mother of former mayor Jahangir Alam, has won the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) elections with 238,934 votes, according to unofficial results.

Her nearest rival, Awami League-backed mayoral candidate Azmat Ullah Khan got 222,737 votes, Md Faridul Islam, returning officer of the election, declared unofficially early Friday.

Faridul Islam announced the unofficial results after counting of votes ended at all 480 polling centres.

Meanwhile, the unofficial results of other contestants of the GCC elections are: Islami Andolon Bangladesh candidate Gazi Ataur Rahman bagged 45,352 votes, independent candidate Sarker Shahnur Islam got 23,265 votes, Gono Front's Atiqul Islam 16,974 votes, Jatiya Party's MM Niazuddin 16,362 votes, Zaker Party's Md Raju Ahmed 7,206 votes and another independent candidate Md Harun or Rashid 2,426 votes.

Earlier, voting in the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election began on Thursday using electronic voting machines (EVMs) in all polling stations in a peaceful manner.

The voting began around 8 am and continued till 4 pm without any break.

Eight candidates contested for mayoral posts in the election and there are 248 councillors and 79 female councilor candidates.

A total of 11,79,476 voters were eligible to vote and of them, 5,92,762 were men and 5,86,696 were women, and the number of transgender people was 18.

Meanwhile, 13,000 law enforcers were deployed to maintain law and order during the election, said Commissioner of Gazipur Metropolitan Police (GMP) Molla Nazrul Islam on Wednesday.

Twenty platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members had also been deployed alongside 30 teams of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and Ansar members, said Returning Officer Faridul Islam.

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