CHATTOGRAM: Election will be held in four upazilas of South Chattogram in the third phase of the 5th Upazila Parishad General Election today.
General Holiday was announced at the respective upazilas in this connection.Sources said though there were schedule of holding the election at six upazilas under the South Chattogram at the third phase, candidates for the all posts including chairman were elected unopposed at Anwara upazila earlier.
Besides, voting at Lohagara upazila was postponed following a court order.
The elections of the upazilas include Patiya, Boalkhali, Chandanish and Banshkhali.
In three of the upazilas, ruling Awami League (AL) backed candidates will contest with rebel candidates from the same party for the chairman posts, said sources.
District Election Officer Md Munir Hossain Khan told the daily sun that all necessary preparations have already been taken for holding the election in a fair and peaceful manner.
Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will remain deployed along with other law enforcement agencies including Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), police and Ansar at the upazilas, he said.Mentionable, election to six upazilas under north Chattogram was held on March 18 at second phase of the election.
With the third phase, elections in all the 13 upazilas under Chattogram district will be ended.