Nawapara municipality by-election underway
Election in Jashore's Nawapara municipality is underway on Monday in a peaceful manner.
The vote casting began at 9:00am at 30 centres through electronic voting machine (EVM) system introduced for the first time in the district and will continue till 5:00pm without any break.
Three persons are vying for the mayoral post, 55 for councillor posts and 11 for reserved seats.
The total number of voters in the municipality are 63,186 where 32,045 are female and 31,141 are male.
The presiding officer said members of the RAB, BGB and police have been deployed at the voting centres to hold the election free and fair maintaining the law and order situation.