457 platoons of BGB deployed in 2nd phase of UZ polls


UNB, Dhaka :

A total of 457 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed to maintain law and order ahead of the second phase of Upazila Parishad Elections billed for May 21. According to a BGB media release, the members of the paramilitary force will remain deployed from May 19 till May 23.
Under “In Aid to the Civil Power”, the BGB personnel will perform duty as mobile and striking force to assist the local civil administration to hold a free, fair and peaceful election, it reads.
According to the Election Commission’s announced schedule, upazila parishad elections to 150 upazilas held on May 8 in the first phase.
During the 1st phase election, a total of 418 BGB men were deployed. In the second phase, 160 upazilas will go to polls on May 21, and in third phase, 112 upazilas will go to polls on May 29. In the 4th phase, elections will be held in 55 upazilas on June 5.
As per the EC’s plan, Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used in 22 upazila parishad polls in the first phase, 24 in second phase, 21 in third phase, and two in the fourth phase.