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First phase of upazila polls:

1,891 aspirants to contest in polls of 150 upazilas

Published : Monday, 15 April, 2024 at 8:11 PM  Count : 543

1,891 aspirants to contest in polls of 150 upazilas

1,891 aspirants to contest in polls of 150 upazilas

A total of 1,891 candidates have submitted nomination papers for contesting in the first phase of upazila elections to be held on May 8.

Election Commission (EC) additional secretary Ashok Kumar Debnath confirmed the information on Monday afternoon, adding that 150 upazilas will go to the first phase of the polls and today (April 15) was the last day for submission of nomination papers.
Morever, the Election Commission this year made it mandatory for all the aspirants of upazila elections to submit nomination papers online, he said.

He also said that a total of 696 aspirants submitted the nominations for the chairman positions, 724 for the vice chairman and 471 for the vice chairman reserved for the women.

The last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 22 and the nomination papers will be scrutinised on April 17.

In the first phase, electronic voting machines will be used in 22 upazilas of Shariatpur, Chandpur, Jamalpur, Pabna, Sirajganj, Jashore, Pirojpur, Manikganj and Cox's Bazar districts.

The sixth upazila parishad polls in Bangladesh will be held in four phases.

The second phase of the elections will be held on May 21 in 61 upazilas around the country.

The commission is likely to hold the third phase election on May 29 and the fourth phase on June 5.


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