A BNP-backed chairman candidate of Union Parishad has allegedly been attacked by Awami League men in Roshunia union under Sirajdikhan upazila of Munshiganj district.
Abdul Khalek Shikdar was attacked at the polling centre in Roshunia High School on Tuesday morning.
Abdul claimed that the supporters of Awami League candidate Iqbal Hossain Chokdar attacked him at the polling centre around 9am.
Assistant Police Super Shasuzzaman Babu confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.
He said they were trying to catch the culprits.
However, the situation is under control now.
Voting in the first phase election to 717 Union Parishads began around 8am. Voting will continue till 4pm without any break.