Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

DNCC by-polls to be held on Feb 28

Published 11:41 pm | January 22, 2019

The by-election to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral post will be held on February 28.

Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed announced the
election schedule at a press conference after the 43rd meeting of the
Commission at Nirbachan Bhaban this evening.

Elections to the councillor and reserved councillor posts in the newly
extended 36 wards in DNCC and 18 wards under Dhaka South City Corporation
(DSCC) will be held on the same day.

As per the schedule, the last date of submission of nomination papers is
January 30 next and the scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on
February 2. The deadline for withdrawal of candidature is February 9.

The tenure of the new mayor will be till April 2020 while tenure of the
new councillors of the newly extended wards will be till the city
corporations’ tenure.

Elections to the DNCC and DSCC were held on April 28, 2015. But, the
mayoral post of the DNCC was vacant since DNCC mayor Annisul Huq died on
November 30 in 2017.

On January 9, 2018, the Commission announced the election schedule for
holding the by-polls to the DNCC mayoral post on February 26 on the same
year. But, the election was postponed following a High Court order on a writ
petition over boundary demarcation.

On January 16 this year, the High Court cleared the way for holding
election to the city corporation mayoral post and polls in the 36 new wards
under the two city corporations.


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