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By-polls in Pabna-4 constituency on Sep 26

By-polls in Pabna-4 constituency on Sep 26

The Election Commission has decided to hold by-polls to Pabna-4 constituency on Sep 26 and Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 constituencies on Oct 17. EC senior secretary Md Alamgir Kabir announced the by-polls dates at Nirbachan Bhavan in Dhaka on Sunday (Aug 23). He also said that the commission declared complete schedule for Pabna-4 by-polls while schedules for Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 by-polls would be declared later, local media reported.

According the schedule for Pabna-4 by-polls, the last date for collection of nomination form is Sep 2 and nomination papers will be scrutinized on Sep 3. The last date for withdrawal of nomination papers is Sep 8.

Alamgir Kabir said ballot papers will be used in taking vote in Pabna-4 by-polls.

He said candidates will not be allowed to seek votes by holding meetings, processions and visiting houses of voters due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

The Pabna-4 parliamentary seat (Atgharia-Ishwradi) fell vacant due to the death of Bangladesh Awami League lawmaker Shamsur Rahman Sherif on Apr 2.