Election Commission at ease over polls despite violence in several districts

Election Commissioner Abu Hafiz told bdnews24.com around noon on Tuesday that worries over voting caused by campaign-time violence had proved to be unwarranted.

“We’ve learnt that voting was peaceful in the first four hours. It is going on properly everywhere.”

Hafiz, one of the four election commissioners tracking voting since morning, said election had been cancelled in 16 centres until noon.

He said polling was being held in a festive mood despite some stray incidents.

The commissioner expected 60 percent of the votes to be cast.

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