Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) ruling Awami League nominated candidate Selina Hayat Ivy has won the mayoral post by a huge margin in the election. With this she won the Nasik election three times in a row.
Returning Officer of Nasik Election Mahfuza Akhter announced the result. According to the private results of 192 declared centers, the Ivy “boat” symbol got 1 lakh 61 thousand 273 votes for the post of mayor and her nearest rival independent candidate Taimur Alam Khandaker got 92 thousand 171 votes for the “elephant” symbol.
Apart from Ivy and Taimur Alam, other rival candidates for the post of mayor are ABM Sirajul Mamun of Bangladesh Khilafat Majlis (wall clock), Mashum Billah of Bangladesh Islamic Movement (hand fan), Rashed Ferdous of Bangladesh Kalyan Party (watch), Md. Jasim Uddin Of Bangladesh Khilafah Movement (banyan tree) and independent mayoral candidate Kamrul Islam (horse).
Besides, 148 people are contesting for the post of councilor in the general ward and 34 in the reserved women’s ward.
Voting for this election takes place on Sunday (January 16) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The announcement of results started from the office of the Returning Officer at the Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner’s Office at 6.30 pm. No major irregularities have been reported so far in this election.
Selina Hayat Ivy expressed optimism about her victory after the vote. “If the vote is fair, I will win, she said. The boat must win. I am 100% sure of winning.”
Besides, Taimur Alam Khandaker cast his vote at Narayanganj Islamia Kamil (MA) Madrasa Center in Masdai area of the city in the morning. He said after the vote, “If there is no visible fraud by the government or the Election Commission, I will accept any verdict of the people.”
Meanwhile, local MP Shamim Osman put an end to all speculations and cast his vote at the Adarsh School Center in Ward 13 of Narayanganj City Corporation. He came to cast his vote at 3:30 pm, half an hour before the polls closed. After the vote, he said, “the boat will win by a huge margin.”
It may be mentioned that the election was held in 1,333 polling booths in 192 polling stations of 27 wards of Nashik. There were a total of five lakh 17 thousand 361 voters in this election.