Polls were free, fair, claims CEC

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New Age Online

Amid polls-boycott and allegations of rigging by candidates, the chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, on Tuesday evening said that the city corporation elections were free and fair.
The chief election commissioner, after the polling hours said that legal steps would be taken against those who indulged in rigging.
Avoiding all the allegations Rakibuddin in a press briefing at his office said polling was stopped at three in centre in Dhaka due to clash and rigging for few hours.
But law enforcers quickly controlled the situations and resumed those centres to finish vote casting, he added.
He said, ‘we instructed the law enforcers to stay on duty till next day to ensure the security and peace during the vote counting and afterward.’

Source: New Age