If those votes were not cancelled…

If those votes were not cancelled…

Compared to the last upazila elections, the first phase of the elections this year saw a significant hike in the number of cancelled votes, which many said was “alarming” because these votes could have changed the results in some of the upazilas. In the first phase this year, a total of 97 upazilas went into […]

Polls in 97 Upazilas Today

Upazila parishads go to polls today amid a crucial and prestigious battle between the ruling Awami League and BNP with people of 97 upazilas exercising their franchise in the first phase of the local government elections. The series of battle of ballots kicks off only one and a half months after the one-sided January 5 […]

AL rebel candidates feel neglected

AL rebel candidates feel neglected

Local Awami League leaders in many upazilas have gone “rebel” from a sense of deprivation that has developed over the last five years. That sense has not only prompted them to apply for nomination in the first place against their fellow party leaders in the upcoming upazila parishad polls, but in many areas not comply […]

Fourth-phase upazila polls on March 23

The fourth-phase polls to 92 upazilas under 42 districts will be held on March 23, Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad said yesterday. The CEC announced the polls schedule at a press conference at the Election Commission media centre. According to the schedule of fourth-phase upazila poll, the last date of filing nomination paper is February […]

Second Phase of Upazila Polls: AL, BNP try hard to keep rebels at bay

The ruling Awami League and the BNP are still trying to confirm single candidate for each post in the second phase of polls to 117 upazilas slated for February 27. In the last few days, both the parties have held series of meetings with their dissident candidates to talk them into quitting the race and supporting […]