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Election Commission schedules June 26 for Gazipur city polls

Sun Online Desk     13th May, 2018 05:21:39 printer

Election Commission schedules June 26 for Gazipur city polls

The Election Commission (EC) has scheduled the Gazipur City Corporation election  on June 26 after getting permission from the Supreme Court to proceed with the election.

 

EC acting secretary Helaluddin Ahmed said the date was fixed at an EC meeting on Sunday

 

He also said  the official election campaign will start on June 18.

 

The decision was taken at a meeting of the EC presided over  by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Sunday afternoon.

 

On Thursday, the Appellate Division asked the EC to hold the GCC Election by June 28.

 

The Appellate Division passed the order after hearing three separate appeal petitions filed by the Election Commission and two mayoral candidates--Hasan Uddin Sarkar of BNP and Zahangir Alam of Awami League.

 

On May 6, the High Court stayed the Gazipur City Corporation election which was scheduled to be held on May 15.

 

It also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the inclusion of six moujas of Dhaka district into GCC should not be declared illegal.

 

The government on January 16, 2013 published a gazette incorporating six moujas of Shimulia union of Savar upazila (South Boroibari, Domna, Shibrampur, West Panishail, South Panishail and Domnag) under Gazipur City Corporation but according to law, the GCC was formed with Gazipur and Tongi municipalities.

 

ABM Azharul Islam Suruj, Shimulia union parishad chairman of Savar, filed the writ petition on May 6 challenging the legality of the gazette as the Election Commission announced the election schedule incorporating six moujas of Dhaka district, which is illegal.

 

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the election schedule for Gazipur and Khulna city corporations on March 31.


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