EC plans N'ganj-5 by-polls late June

EC plans N’ganj-5 by-polls late June


The Election Commission has planned to hold the by-election to Narayanganj-5 constituency at the end of June.
The seat fell vacant on April 30 following the death of Jatiya Party MP Nasim Osman.
The EC Secretariat, meanwhile, has prepared the draft schedule setting the polling date on June 22, said an EC official preferring anonymity.According to the draft schedule, the deadline for nomination submission is May 26, while the date for scrutinising nomination papers is May 28, and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is June 4.
The commission is likely to announce by-polls schedule for the constituency next week after finalising the schedule in the EC’s meeting to be held with Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad in the chair.
Jatiya Party Presidium Member Nasim Osman died on April 30 at the age of 65 while undergoing treatment at a hospital in India. – UNB


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