Talking with reporters, Ivy dedicated her landslide victory to prime minister Sheikh Hasina and people of Narayanganj.

Ivy said she would continue to work as per the need of the people.

Taimur blamed ‘internal mechanism of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)’ for his defeat.

Expressing his reaction to Prothom Alo at around 9:30pm, Taimur alleged the administration, police and election commission all worked as per wish of prime minister.

He, however, thanked the residents of Narayanganj and the media.

“People have won in this election. The image of the government has been tarnished,” Taimur said.

The voting started at 8:00am and ended at 4:00pm. However, the voting continued after 4:00pm due to the slow pace of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and the presence of voters in some centres of Bandar upazila.

Ivy became the first mayor of Narayanganj and the first ever woman mayor of the country in 2011 beating AL-nominated candidate Shamim Osman by over 100,000 votes. In 2016 mayoral election, Ivy defeated the BNP candidate Shakhawat Hossain Khan by 77,902 votes.

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