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2024-05-27 16:18:17

Cyclone Remal: Elections to 19 Upazila Parishads postponed

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Cyclone Remal: Elections to 19 Upazila Parishads postponed

The Election Commission (EC) on Monday postponed the elections to 19 out of 109 Upazila Parishads slated for May 29 due to the landfall of cyclone Remal.

EC Secretary Md Jahangir Alam said this at a press conference in the Nirbachan Bhaban in the city’s Agargaon area.

He said the EC and the field-level administration took preparations to conduct elections to 109 upazila parishads in the third phase of the sixth upazila parishad election on May 29.

But the Commission postponed the elections to 19 upazila parishads considering the severe brunt of cyclone Remal in the election areas, said the EC Secretary, adding that the decision was taken depending on information so far gathered from the field.

The 19 upazilas where the election won’t be held on May 29 include 18 in the coastal districts and one in the Rangamati district.

The 19 upazilas are Sarankhola, Morrelganj and Mongla upazilas in Bagerhat district; Koira, Paikgaccha and Dumuria in Khulna; Gournadi and Agailjhara in Barishal; Patuakhali Sadar, Mirzaganj and Dumki in Patuakhali; Mothbaria in Pirojpur; Tazmuddin and Lalmohon in Bhola;Rajapur and Kathalia in Jhalakati; Bamna and Patharghata in Barguna, and Baghaichhari in Rangamati.


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