The Awami League-backed mayoral candidate Rezaul Karim Chowdhury has taken a big lead in the election to Chattogram City Corporation (CCC).
The unofficial results of 200 polling stations were announced as of filing this report. The ruling party candidate bagged a total of 77,232 votes while the BNP-backed candidate, Shahhat Hossain secured only 10,598 votes.
Md Hasanuzzaman, returning officer of the city election, disclosed the unofficial result at the election control room set up at MA Aziz Stadium.
However, the candidates who is running with Mango symbol got 1,086 votes while the candle symbol secured 366 votes in the election.
The day-long voting witnessed deadly violences in a number of polling stations.
Two activists were killed and many injured in separate clashes between the supporters of Awami league over the election.
An activist – named Alauddin - was killed during a clash between the supporters of Awami league-backed councillor candidate Wasim Uddin and AL rebel candidate Mahmudur Rahman in Pahartoli of the city at 10:30am.
Alauddin was supporter of Mahmudur Rahman.
Apart from this, at least 30 people were injured in the electoral violences in different parts of the city.
Following the clash, voting remained suspended for an hour at Bangabandhu Bangla School, presiding officer of the centre confirmed.
Earlier in the day, a Chhatra League activist, named Nizum Uddin Munna, was stabbed and slaughtered by his brother Salauddin Kamrul at one stage of altercation over the polls in Diamond Church Community Centre area. They were supporters of two different candidates.