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SCC election

Ariful gives EC lists of dead, expat voters ahead of reelection

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UNB, Dhaka :
Three days before the voting in two suspended polling stations in Sylhet City Corporation polls, BNP mayoral candidate Ariful Haque Chowdhury on Thursday submitted a list of dead voters to the Election Commission.
Ariful met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda at the Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital around 12:40pm, and also submitted the list of expatriate voters who are now staying abroad. Talking to reporters after the meeting, he said, "I've been here to submit the list of dead voters so that no one can give their votes. I have also submitted the list of voters who're staying abroad, and urged the Commission to take step so that these votes are not cast."
Ariful said, the CEC assured him of taking necessary steps in this regard. According to his lists, under the two suspended voting centres, there are 118 dead voters while 180 expatriate ones who are now staying abroad. Besides, 3 voters migrated to another place leaving the area. He said as 301 people will not be able to cast their votes, his victory is for sure. The reelection to two polling stations, where voting was postponed during July 30 SCC polls will be held on August 11 (Saturday).

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