The Election Commission on Tuesday suspended the results of seven upazilas,
although, according to sources, it found proof of irregularities, stuffing ofballot boxes, capturing of polling
centres and intimidation in at least 41 upazilas.
The seven upazilas are Banchharampur in Brahmanbaria, Araihajar in
Narayanganj, Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, Kaliganj in Gazipur, Mehendiganj in
Barisal, Muradnagar in Comilla and Raipura in Narsingdi. Awami League backed
candidates were declared elected chairmen in all seven upazials.
The commission during polling hours suspended elections to four, out of the
481 upazilas, on January 22. The upazilas are sadar in Brahmanbaria, Ramganj in
Lakshmippur, Barura in Comilla and Belkuchi in Sirajganj.
The commission early January 22, eight hours before the polling, postponed
elections to the Ukhia upazila parishad in Cox’s Bazar over the snatching of
ballot boxes and papers.
The commission on January 15 suspended elections to the Dighinala upazila
parishad in Khagrachari as a chairman candidate was forced to withdraw his