Awami League nominated mayoral candidate Selina Hayat Ivy casted her vote in Narayanganj City Corporation election.
She cast her vote at Deobhog Shishu Bagh Government Primary School center around 10:45 am on Sunday.
Expressing her hope of winning the election, Ivy said, “I am so satisfied to cast my vote. Voting is going on at a very slow pace in several wards. I request the law enforcing agencies to provide their assistance so that people can cast their vote.”
“If votes are cast neutrally then I am 100% sure of winning the election as I have a deep relationship with the people of Narayanganj,” she added.
Earlier, balloting for the Narayanganj City Corporation election started at 8:00 am and will continue till 4:00 pm without any break. The electioneering officially ended on Friday midnight.
Six other candidates are also running for the post of the NCC mayor including Selina Hayat Ivy’s principal rival Advocate Taimur Alam Khandaker, a veteran BNP who has been contesting as an independent candidate.
Taimur cast his vote at Masdair Primary Government School around 10:00 am.
Besides, 148 candidates are contesting for 27 ward councilors post while 38 women are contesting for conserved seats for women in the NCC polls.
This time the NCC elections have 517,357 voters, including 257,519 females. However, there are some 42,418 first-time voters.
Around 5,000 law enforcing personnel have been deployed for 192 polling centers of NCC election each having 26 members.