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Ten monitoring teams, formed by the Election Commission, have started monitoring the electioneering process in Rajshahi in connection with July 30 polls.
The teams are now observing the election code of conducts is being maintained or not in Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) polls.
BSS reports, the teams led by executive magistrates started working Sunday to monitor the electioneering process. With direction of district magistrate, the teams have been working in all 30 wards to ensure a proper and congenial atmosphere for election.
District Magistrate office sources said three councilor candidates were fined Tk 500 each and another Tk 1,000 on charge of violating election code of conducts on Sunday.
Simultaneously, a high-powered team from Dhaka Election Commission will start working today (Tuesday) to resist any violation of election code of conducts.
Candidates for both mayoral and ward councilors along with their workers and supporters are passing busy days with campaigning in favour of them. The candidates are seen meeting voters irrespective of age, sex, creed and caste with posters and leaflets to enhance support for them from early morning to midnight.
Flanked by large number of party leaders and workers, the mayoral contestants are also seen meeting voters seeking their support throughout the day.
A total of 217 candidates are vying in the upcoming RCC polls. Of candidates, five for mayor, 160 for general councilors and 52 for reserved seats for women councilors.
AHM Khairuzzaman Liton (Boat), Musaddique Hossain Bulbul (Paddy Sheaf), Habibur Rahman (Jackfruit), Shafiqul Islam (Hand fan) and Advocate Murad Murshed (Elephant) are the mayoral aspirants.
There are 3,18,138 voters including 1,62,053 female voters who will exercise their right of franchise at 138 centers to elect one mayor, 30 general councilors and 10 women councilors in reserved seats in the upcoming election.