The nomination board of the ruling Awami League sits on Saturday for selecting its candidates for the fifth phase polls to 31 municipalities which will be held on February 28.
The announcement of the selected names will come after a meeting of Bangladesh Awami League’s Local Government Representative Nomination Board to be held at Ganobhaban with AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.The fifth phase polls to 31 municipalities will be held on February 28 as per the schedule announced by the Election Commission (EC).
February 2 is the deadline for submission of nomination papers. According to the schedule, the date for scrutiny of nomination papers is February 4, while the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is February 11.
The municipalities that are scheduled to go to polls in this phase include Haragach in Ranpur, Charghat and Durgapur in Rajshahi, Nachole in Chapainawabganj, Joypurhat, Bogura, Kaliganj and Maheshpur in Jhenidah, Jashore and Keshabpur in Jashore, Bhola and Charfesson in Bhola, Madaripur and Shibchar in Madaripur, Nandail in Mymensingh, Dewanganj, Jamalpur, Islampur and Madarganj in Jamalpur.
The rest are Singair in Manikganj, Kaliganj in Gazipur, Bhairab in Kishoreganj, Habiganj, Brahmanbaria, Matlab and Shahrasti in Chandpur, Raipur in Lakshmipur, Mirsarai, Baraiyarhat, Raozan and Rangunia in Chattogram.
In the first phase, election to 24 municipalities was held on December 28 and the second phase polls to 60 municipalities took place on January 16.
The third phase polls to 64 municipalities will be held on January 30 and the fourth phase elections to 56 municipalities will take place on February 14.