The fifth phase polls to 31 municipalities will be held on February 28 as per the schedule announced by the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday.
Feb 2 is the deadline for submission of nomination papers, said EC’s Joint Secretary (Public Relations) SM Asaduzzaman.
According to the schedule, the date for scrutiny of nomination papers is February 4, while the last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 11.
Municipalities that are scheduled to go to polls in this phase include Haragach in Ranpur, Charghat and Durgapur in Rajshahi, Nachole in Chapainawabganj, Joypurhat, Bogura, Kaliganj and Maheshpur in Jhenaidah, Jashore and Keshabpur in Jashore, Bhola and Charfesson in Bhola, Madaripur and Shibchar in Madaripur, Nandail in Mymensingh, Dewanganj, Jamalpur, Islampur and Madarganj in Jamalpur.
The rest are – Singair in Manikganj, Kaliganj in Gazipur, Bhairab in Kishoreganj, Habiganj, Brahmanbaria, Matlab and Shahrasti in Chandpur, Raipur in Lakshmipur, Mirsarai, Baraiyarhat, Raozan and Rangunia in Chattogram.
In the first phase, election to 24 municipalities was held on December 28 and the second phase polls to 60 municipalities took place on January 16.
The third phase polls to 64 municipalities will be held on January 30 and the fourth phase election to 56 municipalities will take place on February 14.
Source: United News of Bangladesh