Like the first three phases of Union Parishad elections, there are no BNP chairman candidates in 106 UPs out of total 725 that go to polls in the 4th phase election slated on May 7.
As per the data, ruling Awami League has candidates in 724 UPs, while BNP in 619 UPs and HM Ershad-led Jatiya Party in 156 UPs.
A total of 3,245 chairman candidates - 1,723 from 15 political parties and 1,522 independent contestants -- are contesting the 4th phase of UP election.
Earlier, BNP had no chairman candidates in some 200 UPs out of 1,371 in the first two phases of elections held in March last.
BNP has no chairman contender in 46 UPs out of 621 UPs that are set to go to polls on Saturday next (April 23) in the third phase.