Upazila polls: Over 5500 collect AL nomination forms

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:09, Feb 08, 2019 | Updated : 17:11, Feb 08, 2019

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader. FILE PHOTORuling Awami League (AL) has distributed a total of 5,561 nomination forms for the upcoming fifth Upazila Council elections.
“As many as 2,076 aspirants collected nomination papers for chairman post while another 3,445 for vice-chairman post to contest the polls,” AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader said at a media briefing at the party president Sheikh Hasina’s 's political office in Dhanmondi on Friday (Feb 8).

Election to the Upazila Council will be held in multiple phases with voting for first phase is set for Mar 10.
In the first phase, voting will be held at 87 upazilas in the 12 districts of Sylhet, Myemnsingh, Rangpur and Rajshahi.
For the very first time, Upazila elections will take place on party lines where the candidates will contest with a political party’s registered symbol.
The Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed-led Commission administered the last Upazila elections in six phases between February and May in 2014 after the 10th national election on Jan 5 that year.