Polls in 119 UPs in Khulna division postponed...

Dhaka, Wednesday   16 June 2021

Polls in 119 UPs in Khulna division postponed

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:23 PM, 10 June 2021   Updated: 04:37 PM, 10 June 2021

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The Election Commission (EC) has postponed the elections of 119 Union Parishads (UP) in the Khulna division. 

The decision was made at a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda at the Election Building in Dhaka's Agargaon on Thursday afternoon.

The meeting started at 11:30 am in the EC meeting room. Preparations for the by-polls in Sylhet-3, Dhaka-14, Cumilla-5 and Laxmipur-2 constituencies of the Eleventh Parliament were also discussed. 

The Election Commission suspended all elections in the country on April 1 due to the surge of coronavirus. The Election Commission (EC) decided to start the postponed elections step by step.

Polling in 119 UPs of Khulna was scheduled for June 21. But the Election Commission decided to postpone the election as the confirmed coronavirus infections in the division were increasing day by day.