Re-balloting in three election centres in Brahmanbaria 2 constituency, where the voting was suspended during the December 30 general election, began at 8:00am on Wednesday.

The balloting will continue till 4:00pm without any break.

In case of 100 per cent turnout of 10,574 voters in the three polling centres, Bangladesh Nationalist Party candidate Abdul Sattar Bhuiyan needs 208 votes while his nearest rival independent contender Moyeenuddin Moyeen requires 10,367 votes to win the election.

The three election centres are Jatrapur Govt Primary School, Bahadurpur Govt Primary School and Sohagpur Dakkhin Govt Primary School.

The margin of votes between Abdus Sattar and Moyeenuddin is 10,159 which is less than the total 10,574 votes under the three election centres. 

Abdus Sattar with ‘sheaf of paddy’ bagged 82,723 votes while Moyeen with ‘kalar chhara,’ stalk of bananas, pocketed 72,564 votes during the December 30 election.

Assistant returning officer of the election and Ashuganj upazila nirbahi officer Mousumi Bain Hira said all preparations have already been completed to arrange the re-voting.

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