3rd phase UZ polls on March 15

The EC is aiming at completing the exercise in these regions vulnerable to natural calamities once storms begin to strike from early April.

The EC on Thursday announced the election schedule for the 83 Upazila Parishads in the third phase.

The deadline for the filing of nomination papers is February 15.

Aspirants must submit them to returning officers or assistant returning officers by 5pm that day to contest election.

The papers would be scrutinised on February 17, and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 24.

Out of 487 Upazila Parishads in the country, elections to 97 Upazilas will be held on February 19 in the first phase, and 117 Upazilas on February 27 in the second phase.

The EC is expected to announce the fourth- and fifth-phase schedules covering the rest of the Upazila Parishads by this month.

Source: Bd news24

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