BSS-24 Fair election at any price: Rafiqul





Fair election at any price: Rafiqul

RANGPUR, July 20, 2018 (BSS) – Election Commissioner (EC) Md Rafiqul Islam at a training workshop here today said a free and fair bye-election would be ensured at any price at Kurigram-3 parliamentary seat.

Like other elections, the bye-election at Kurigram-3 parliamentary seat has same value, he told the event held at Ulipur Maharani Swarnamoyee High School and College hall room in Ulipur upazila of Kurigram as the chief guest.

The Kurigram District Election Office organised the training course for elections officials for the bye-election to be held on July 25 next.

Rangpur Regional Election Officer and Returning Officer for the bye-election GM Shahatab Uddin presided over. Deputy Commissioner of Kurigram Sultana Pervin and Superintendent of Police Mehedul Karim spoke it as special guests.

Kurigram District Election Officer Jahangir Alam Rakib, Ulipur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Muhammad Shafiqul Islam and Additional Superintendent of Police (B-Circle) Al Mahmud Hasan also spoke.

The Election Commission declared Kurigram-3 parliamentary seat vacant after the death of AKM Maidul Islam, MP, on May 10 last. Voting will take place in the constancy on July 25 next.

Awami League-nominated candidate Professor MA Matin and Jatiya Party-nominated candidate Professor Dr. Akkas Ali Sarkar are vying in the by-election.