Upazila Polls: AL reveals candidates for 2nd phase
Abrar Hussain of DOT
The ruling Awami League has named its chairman candidates for the second phase of upazila parishad elections in 122 upazilas scheduled for March 18, reports New Age.
AL general secretary Obaidul Quader announced the names at a press conference at the party president’s office in Dhanmondi on Saturday noon.
Earlier on Friday, Sheikh Hasina finalized the names at a joint meeting of AL Parliamentary Board and its Local Government Nomination board. Following the meeting, the party announced names of 87 chairman aspirants who want to contest the first-phase upazila elections for March 10.
On February 4, Awami League started selling nomination papers to those who want to contest the upazila elections.
On February 3, the Election Commission announced that the fifth upazila parishad polls would be held in five phases.
The election to 87 upazila parishads in 12 districts under Rangpur, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Rajshahi divisions will be held in the first phase on March 10.
The second phase of the election is slated for March 18, the third for March 24, the fourth for March 31 and the fifth for June 18 respectively.