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Ruling Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) activists locked into a clash in front of BNP central office in the capital's Naya Paltan on Saturday afternoon, reports UNB.

Witnesses said when some AL activists were crossing the BNP office around 5:30pm chanting slogans, some BNP men from its office chanted counter-slogans, triggering a chase and counter-chase between them.

Police then rushed to the spot and controlled the situation.

Earlier, the balloting for the elections to the two Dhaka city corporations began at 8:00am and concluded at 4:00pm without any break.

Bringing various allegations of irregularities in the city polls BNP alleged that “a farce was staged” in the name of elections to two Dhaka city corporations.

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