Bangladesh votes today, heres highlights

India’s neighbor Bangladesh is headed to the polls on Sunday .

The campaign earlier was dominated by deadly violence and allegations of a crackdown on thousands of opposition activists.

The voting is set to begin from 8.00 am amid tight security.

It need be noted that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is seeking and most probably have a fourth term as premiere.

Some 600,000 security personnel are deployed across the South Asian nation — including at 40,000 polling stations.

There was fresh violence on the eve of the vote when a ruling party activist was allegedly killed by supporters of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its Islamist ally, Jamaat-e-Islami.

Opinion polls show Hasina, who has presided over impressive economic growth during an unbroken decade in power but who is also accused of growing authoritarianism, heading for a comfortable victory.

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