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AL announces candidates for 3rd phase of municipal elections

Awami League on Saturday announced the names of 64 mayoral candidates for the 3rd phase municipal elections scheduled to be held on January 30.

The announcement came after a meeting of Bangladesh Awami League’s Local Government Representative Nomination Board, held at Ganobhaban with AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

The ruling party declared its nominated mayoral candidates for 4 municipalities in Rangpur Division, 12 municipalities in Rajshahi Division, 9 municipalities in Khulna Division, 8 municipality in Barishal Division, 12 in Dhaka Division, 8 municipality in Mymensingh Division, 3 municipalities in Sylhet Division and 8 municipalities in Chattogram Division, according to an AL’s release.

The third phase elections to 64 municipalities of different districts will be held on January 30 as per the schedule announced by the Election Commission (EC).

The deadline for the submission of nomination papers is December 31, while the date for scrutiny of nomination papers is January 3 and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is January 10.

The 64 municipalities include Ulipur in Kurigram district, Jaldhaka in Nilphamari, Gobindaganj in Gaibandha, Hakimpur in Dinajpur, Rohanpur in Chapainawabganj, Mundumala and Keshorhat in Rajshahi, Shibganj, Nandigram, Dhanut, Gabtoli and Kahalu in Bogura, Naogaon and Dhamoirhat in Naogaon, Singra in Natore and Pabna.

The municipalities also include Darshana in Chuadanga, Kotchadpur and Harinakundu in Jhenaidah, Manirampur in Jashore, Paikgacha in Khulna, Morelganj in Bagerhat, Kalaroa in Satkhira, Barguna and Patharghata in Barguna, Borhanuddin and Daulatkhan in Bhola Nalchity in Jhalokathi, Swarupkathi in Pirojpur, Gournadi and Mehendiganj in Barishal.

The other municipalities include Naria, Bhedarganj and Jajira in Shariatpur, Tungipara in Gopalganj, Kalia and Narail in Narail, Pangsha in Rajbari, Munshiganj, Madhupur, Tangail, Bhuapur, Sakhipur and Mirzapur in Tangail, Iswarganj, Bhaluka, Gouripur and Trishal in Mymensingh, Nakla and Nalitabari in Sherpur, Sarishabari in Jamalpur, Durgapur in Netrakona and Katiadi in Kishoreganj.

The rest municipalities are Golapganj and Jakiganj in Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Hajiganj in Chandpur, Barua, Chauddagram and Laksam in Cumilla, Feni, Hatia and Chowmuhani in Noakhali and Ramganj in Lakhmipur.

The Election Commission earlier announced the schedules for the first and second phases of the municipality elections to 25 municipalities on December 28 and 61 municipalities on January 16.

Source: United News of Bangladesh