Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Day-long voting for the election of Dhaka University (DU) registered graduate representatives on Saturday ended amid alleged anomalies by the government-backed supporters.
The election results will be announced on Sunday.
Pro-Awami League 'Ganatantrik Oikya Parishad', pro-BNP-Jamaat 'Jatiyotabadi Oikay Parishad' and non-political platform 'Sommilito Parishad' contested the poll to send their candidates to the senate of the country's oldest and largest university
Former DU pro-vice chancellor Prof AFM Yousuf Haider said that the opposition panel 'Jatiyotabadi Oikya Parishad' will win the poll, if the authorities do not support irregularities.
The professor also a candidate from the panel alleged that pro-government supporters assaulted their voters and volunteers where at least seven campaigners including a teacher were injured.
DU registrar Syed Rezaur Rahman said around 18,900 registered graduates has exercised their voting right at three polling centers on the university campus to elect 25 representatives for the senate.
Earlier, around 14,000 registered graduates voted outside the capital, when the opposition panel also alleged anomalies against the pro-government supporters.
The panel also filed a writ-petition at the High Court challenging the legality of holding the poll. The apex court on Thursday issued a rule upon the authorities of Dhaka University (DU) asking it to explain as to why DU Senate Registered Graduate Representative polls held outside Dhaka on September 14 and September 21 should not be declared illegal and cancelled.
BBN/SSR/AD-29Sept13-10:37 am (BST)