Time Digital Report : The Election Commission (EC) has announced the by-polls schedule for the five vacant seats left by BNP lawmakers will be held on February 1.
Election Commission Secretary Md Jahangir Alam announced the election schedule today after a meeting at the EC office in Dhaka.
The candidates have to submit nomination papers by January 5. The voting will be held through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), he said.
EC will conduct the by-polls to parliamentary seats - Thakurgaon-3, Bogura-4, Bogura-6, Chapainawabganj-2 and Brahmanbaria-2.
The five MPs are Md Zahidur Rahman, Thakurgaon-3; Md Mosharof Hosen, Bogura-4; Gulam Mohammad Siraj, Bogura-6; Md Aminul Islam, Chapainawabganj-2 and Rumeen Farhana from a seat reserved for women.
On December 10, the BNP lawmakers announced that they would resign from parliament. The following day, five of the seven BNP lawmakers submitted their resignation to Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.