Bangladesh general elections 2018, PM Sheikh Hasina was the first voter at Dhaka City college

By Xappie Desk, December 30, 2018 13:55 IST

Bangladesh general elections 2018, PM Sheikh Hasina was the first voter at Dhaka City college

Voting begans in Bangladesh on Sunday in tight security, Tens of thousands of people, including women, stood in long queues outside the polling booths as the voting started at 8 am.
 
Over 600,000 security personnel including several thousand soldiers and paramilitary border guards have been deployed across the country to help conduct the election in which 10.41 crore people are eligible to vote.
 
Bangladesh’s telecoms regulator also ordered the country’s mobile operators to shut down 3G and 4G services until midnight on Sunday “to prevent the spread of rumours” that could trigger unrest during the election, the 11th since Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan in 1971.
 
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was the first voter at the Dhaka City College centre in the capital where her lawyer nephew and party candidate Fazle Nur Taposh was a contender.



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