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4th phase poll: No BNP candidates in 106 UPs

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19th April, 2016 09:27:11 PM
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4th phase poll: No BNP candidates in 106 UPs

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.


The Election Commission on Tuesday revealed the statistics of the chairman candidates in the 4th phase polls as the deadline for withdrawal of candidature expired on Monday, UNB reports.


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.


Meanwhile, 33 single candidates are set to be elected uncontested finding no rival candidates against their respective posts in this phase.


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.