News at your Fingertips in Sri Lanka

Nearly 14 polling centres, two schools torched in Bangladesh ahead of general elections

0 20

flames at the spots after being informed about the incidents at around 5 am.

In the Nishchinta centre under Chittagong-11 constituency, the fire originated in the headmaster’s room of the school, and valuables, including books, were burned, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

However, the extent of the damage caused by the fire in the Khulshi school could not be ascertained immediately.

In Mymensingh, miscreants set fire to two polling stations in Nandail and Gafargaon upazilas of the district early Saturday.

Bangladesh is set to hold elections on January 7. On Thursday, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged people to exercise their voting rights in Sunday’s election to prove that democracy prevails in Bangladesh.

However, hartals and protests continue ahead of the general elections. The main opposition party, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), issued a call for a 48-hour nationwide ‘hartal’ (general strike) commencing on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s “illegal government”.  (Source – ANI)

The post Nearly 14 polling centres, two schools torched in Bangladesh ahead of general elections appeared first on DailyNews.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.