AL names 87 Upazila chairman candidates

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 16:29, Feb 09, 2019 | Updated : 18:02, Feb 09, 2019

FILE PHOTO/Mehedi HasanRuling Awami League (AL) has announced the names of 87 chairman candidates to contest the first-phase of fifth Upazila Council elections, slated for Mar 10.
The list was disclosed through a statement signed by AL Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap on Saturday (Feb 9).
Earlier on Friday (Feb 8), a joint meeting of AL Parliamentary Board and its local government nomination board finalized the names at a meeting with party chief in the chair.
On Feb 4, Awami League started the sale of nomination papers to those who want to contest the first-phase upazila elections.
According to the Election Commission, elections to 87 upazila parishads will be held on March 10 in the first phase.
The last date for submitting nomination papers is February 11 while that of withdrawal is February 19.
Earlier, the Commission said the fifth upazila parishad elections will be held in five phases from March.
According to electoral law, election to any upazila council has to take place at least six months before the tenure of the local government body expires.