‘Zila Parishad polls fair, peaceful’
Staff Correspondent:Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Wednesday said in a press release that the countrywide Zila Parishad election was held in a fair and peaceful manner.
“The maiden election to Zila Parishad was held in a fair and peaceful atmosphere,” he told a post-election briefing at the Election Commission Secretariat.
The CEC said elected representatives of different local government bodies cast their votes in the Zila Parishad polls. The balloting was held from 9 am to 2 pm without any interval, he added.
The Election Commission arranged election to 61 Zila Parishads (district councils) across the country except three Chittagong Hill Tracks districts Rangamati, Khagrachhari and Bandarban.
Of the district councils, the voting was held in 836 polling stations in 59 districts, while the balloting was not required in