The Election Commission (EC) is likely to take a decision tomorrow (Sunday) regarding holding of election to the newly formed 36 general wards and 12 reserved women councilor posts of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).
"Election Commission has completed all necessary preparations for holding election to these newly formed city wards following a letter from the Local Government Division to the EC Secretariat in this regard," Acting Secretary to the Election Commission Secretariat Helaluddin Ahmed told BSS.
He said the EC has already received a letter from the Local Government Division for holding election to these extended wards of two city corporations in Dhaka.
"After getting the letter from the Local Government Division, the EC Secretariat has already completed the task of demarcating the voting areas, completed the CD of voter list as part of the preparatory works for holding the election," he added.
He informed that approval would be sought from the EC to announce the schedule to hold election to the newly formed wards for the posts of councilors and reserved women councilors in these two city corporations.
"After getting the approval, necessary formalities, including announcement of the election schedule, will be completed for holding the election," he added.
Helaluddin said that this issue would be raised before the meeting of the EC tomorrow and then the Commission would give its opinion over the election after necessary scrutiny and subsequently the election schedule would be announced.
EC officials said that the election would be held in a total of 48 wards (including general and reserved) in these two city corporations. General election would be held in some 36 wards -- 18 wards of DNCC and 18 wards of DSCC.
The new DNCC wards are 37 and 38 number wards under Badda union, 39 and 40 number wards under Bhatara union 41 under Shatarkul, 47-50 number wards under Dakhhin khan and 51-54 under Harirampur.
The new DSCC wards are 58-75 number wards under Shyampur, Dania, Matuail, Sarulia, Demra, Manda, Dakhhingaon, Nasirabad union.
The last elections to the DNCC and DSCC were held on April 28, 2015 where Annisul Huq became mayor from DNCC while Sayeed Khokon from DSCC. In that time, the total number of wards in DNCC was 36 while it was 57 for DSCC.