A total of 16 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members have been deployed in Khulna city ahead of the city corporation elections on Tuesday.
The border guards were deployed at different parts of the city in the morning to avert any untoward incident, Returning Officer of Khulna City Corporation Md Younus Ali, told The Daily Star.
Earlier on May 10, BNP demanded army deployment in the city to facilitate fair and free polls.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Political Advisor HT Imam on May 9 said that the activity and behavior of KCC Returning Officer Yunus was biased towards a particular party.
The Khulna city election is scheduled to be held on May 15. A total of five mayor candidates, 148 general councilor and 38 reserved-seat female councilor candidates are competing in the elections.