Awami League candidate Tanvir Shakil Joy was officially elected in Sirajganj-1 by-polls held with the use of EVMs on Thursday.
Awami League nominated candidate Tanvir Shakil Joy got 1,88,325 votes while his nearest rival candidate BNP’s Selim Reza got 468 votes.
Earlier on Thursday, voting was held from 8 am to 4 pm continuously. However, BNP candidate Selim Reza rejected the election alleging various irregularities. At this time he demanded re-election.
The Sirajganj-1 seat became vacant on June 13 this year following the death of Awami League presidium member and former health minister Mohammad Nasim. Later, the Election Commission announced the schedule of by-elections in this constituency.