By-election to Laxmipur-2 constituency will be held on Apr 11. Bangladesh Election Commission announced the schedule of the by-polls on Wednesday (Mar 3), EC Secretary Md Humayun Kabir Khandaker told reporters after a meeting of the Election Commission at Nirbachan Bhaban, Agargaon in the capital.
As per the election schedule, the last day of nomination paper submission is on Mar 18, while the nomination papers will be scrutinized on Mar 19. The last date of the nomination paper withdrawal is Mar 24.
The Laxmipur-2 seat was declared vacant as a Kuwaiti court recently sentenced lawmaker of the constituency, Mohammad Shahid Islam Papul, to four years in prison on charges of human trafficking.
Earlier, the Parliament Secretariat issued a gazette notification to this end, which came into effect from Jan 28 this year.