All set to hold 4th phase polls in 55 municipalities tomorrow...

Dhaka, Monday   01 March 2021

All set to hold 4th phase polls in 55 municipalities tomorrow

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:58 PM, 13 February 2021  

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The fourth phase of elections in 55 municipalities across the country will be held on Sunday. The voting will take place from 8:00 am and it will continue till 4:00 pm. 

The district administrations have completed all the necessary preparations to hold the polls. The returning and presiding officers collected election materials from the Upazila Election Offices today. 

In this phase, a total of 221 candidates will contest for the mayoral posts in 55 municipalities; 2,073 candidates for the posts of general councillor and 618 candidates for the posts of reserved councillor. 

According to the  Election Commission (EC) sources, 167 mobile and 55 striking forces of police, 167 Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) teams, two platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in each Upazila and one platoon of Coast Guard in the coastal areas have been deployed for holding a free, fair and neutral polls.  

Meanwhile, 500 executive and 55 judicial magistrates are in the field.