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Polls in 117 UZs of 52 dists Nomination filing deadline expires

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The deadline for the submission of nomination papers for the upcoming polls in 117 upazilas of the country's 52 districts expires on Sunday.Aspirants must submit their nomination papers to returning officers or assistant returning officers concerned by 5pm yesterday to contest the second-phase election in the 117 upazilas, billed for February 27.The date for the scrutiny of nomination papers is February 4, while the last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 11.The 117 upazilas are Tentulia in Panchagar district, Baliadangi and Ranishankail in Thakurgaon,  Ghoraghat, Chirirbandar, Birampur and Beerganj in Dinajpur, Kishoreganj in Nilphamari, Patgram, Lalmonirhat sadar and Hatibanda in Lalmonirhat, Badarganj in Rangpur, Nageshwari, Rajarhat and Rajibpur in Kurigram, Palashbari in Gaibandha, Khetlal, Kalai and Joypurhat Sadar in Joypurhat, Kahalu, Shibganj, Adamdighi and Shahjahanpur in Bogra, Gomastapur in Chapainawabganj, Atrai, Neyamatpur, Patnitola, Badalgachi, Noagaon Sadar and Sapahar in Noagaon, Bagha in Rajshahi, Bagatipara, Gurudashpur, Lalpur and Natore Sadar in Natore, Tarash in Sirajganj, Chatmahar and Bhanghura in Pabna, Gangni and Mujibnagar in Meherpur, Kumarkhali, Khuksa and Mirpur in Kushtia, Moheshpur in Jhenidah, Chowgachha, Jikargachha, Bagharpara and Sharsha in Jessore, Mohammadpur and Salikha in Magura, Kachua and Fakirhat in Bagerhat, Damuria in Khulna, Shymnagar in Satkhira, Charfashion and Borhanuddin in Bhola, Barisal Sadar in Barisal, Kaukhali and Najirpur in Pirojepur, Sakhipur in Tangail, Islampur, Bakshiganj and Melandha in Jamalpur, Jhenaigati in Sherpur, Iswarganj, Bhaluka and Mymensingh Sadar, Kalamakanda, Khaliajuri, Purbadhola and Barhatta in Netrakona, Manikganj Sadar and Harirampur in Manikganj, Shreenagar and Munshiganj Sadar, Keraniganj and Savar in Dhaka, Shibpur in Narsingdi, Nagarkanda, Boalmari and Saltha in Faridpur, Kotalipara and Gopalganj Sadar in Gopalganj, Rajoir and Shibchar in Madaripur, Dirai and Sunamganj Sadar, Balaganj in Sylhet, Chunarughat in Habiganj, Sarail in Brahmanbaria, Debidwar, Manaharganj and Laksam in Comilla, Faridganj, Matlab Uttar, Matlab Dakkhin, Chandpur Sadar, Haimchar in Chandpur, Parshuram and Feni Sadar, Kabirhat, Companiganj, Chatkhil, Noakhali Sadar and Sonaimuri in Noakhali, Patiya and Lohagora in Chittagong, Pakua, Moheshkahli and Chakaria in Cox's Bazar, Laxmichhari in Khagrachhari, Kaptai and Naniarchar in Rangamati, and Thanchi, Ruma, Roangchari and Lama in Bandarban.On January 23, the Election Commission announced the second-phase election schedule for the 117 upazilas out of 487 in the country.Earlier, on January 19, the commission declared the first-phase election schedule for 102 upazilas with the voting date on February 19. The countrywide 4th upazila election will be held by June next in six phases.

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