Government Policy

848 UPs go to polls in second phase on Nov 11

The second phase of elections to 848 Union Parishads (UPs) will be held on November 11, while the seventh phase polls to 10 municipalities and Sirajganj-6 parliamentary by-polls on November 02.

The election dates were finalised at a meeting of the Election Commission (EC), held with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair.

EC Secretary Humayun Kabir Khandaker announced the polls schedules for 848 UPs, 10 municipalities and Sirajganj-6 constituency after the meeting at the Nirbachan Bhaban.

According to the schedule announced for UPs, the deadline for nomination submission is October 17, while the date for scrutiny of nomination papers is October 20 and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is October 26. The 848 UPs are located in the country’s 63 out of 64 districts.

Polls to 10 municipalities: the 7th phase polls to 10 municipalities in 10 different districts will be arranged on November 02.

According to the schedule, the deadline for nomination submission is October 09, while the date for scrutiny of nomination papers is October 11 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is October 17.

The municipalities are Ghorashal in Narsingdi, Kasba in Brahmanbaria, Chhagalnaiya in Feni, Ramgrarh in Khagrachhari, Sonatala in Bagura, Ghoraghat in Dinajpur, Domar in Nilphamari, Lohagara in Narail, Pakundia in Kishoreganj and Chapainawabganj.

The by-elections to Sirajganj-6 (Shahjadpur Upazila) constituency that fell vacant with the death of Awami League MP Hasibur Rahman Swapan will be held on November 02.

As per the schedule, the deadline for nomination submission is October 10, while the date for scrutiny of nomination papers is October 11 and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is October 17.

On September 02, Hasibur Rahman Swapan died at a hospital in Turkey, while undergoing treatment there for his kidney complications.

Source: United News of Bangladesh