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Upazila election with party symbol: EC Secy

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 Published: 05:45 PM, 2 January 2019   Updated: 05:47 PM, 2 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Election Commission (EC) is preparing to hold Upazila Parishad election within March, the pre scheduled time. This year’s election will be held with party symbol.

EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmad informed this while he was talking to the reporters at his office on Wednesday afternoon.

EC Secretary said that the SSC and HSC exams will be held in the month February and April respectively. So we have time in the month of March. Meanwhile, the Commission wants to arrange the Upazila Parishad election. To make the election in March, schedule will be announced in February.

EC sources said that according to the preliminary plan elections will be held in more than 487 upazilas in six phases. In the first phase, there will be elections in about one hundred upazilas. The schedule for this step will be announced in the last week of this month or the first week of February. Then election will be phased-out in the remaining upazilas.

According to EC sources, the upazila election held in 2014 was Non-partisan but despite the amendment of the law, this election will be with party symbol.