New EC calls election to Comilla city corpn, Sunamganj 2

New EC calls election to Comilla city corpn, Sunamganj 2

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Dhaka – The newly formed Election Commission yesterday announced its first election schedule to Comilla City Corporation (CCC) elections and by-polls of Sunamganj-2 constituency to be held on March 30.Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the election schedule at a press briefing held at Election Bhaban in the capital.
The last date of submitting nominations to CCC polls is on March 2 while the scrutiny would be on March 5-6 and the last date of withdrawing the nominations is on March 14.
On the other hand, the last date of submitting nominations to the by-elections of the Sunamganj-2 constituency is on March 2. The scrutiny of the papers would be held on March 5 and the last date of withdrawal of nominations is on March 13.
The CCC polls were scheduled to go to polls on December 20 last year but it was delayed due to legal complexities on delimitation. The previous commission could not announce the schedule due to the legal barrier.
Comilla’s Deputy Commissioner Jahangir Alam was appointed as the city corporation’s administrator.
On the other hand, the Sunamganj-2 constituency fell vacant after the demise of the veteran politician of the ruling party Suranjit Sengupta on February 5. – Staff Reporter

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