Polls will be held in around 4,000 union parishads by next December while Narayanganj City Corporation polls, municipality elections and by-polls will also be held by this year
Union parishad (UP) elections, by-elections and Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) elections will be held by this year, said Election Commission Secretary Md Humayun Kabir Khandaker.
He said this after the end of 84th commission meeting at Election Commission building in the city’s Agargaon.
Humayun Kabir said they could hold elections to only 204 UPs out of around 4,500 UPs.
As per the decision taken in the meeting, polls will be held in around 4,000 UPs by next December while NCC polls, municipality elections and by-polls to Comilla-7 constituency, zila parishad elections will also be held by this year, he said.
The secretary said: “The EC will hold a meeting in the first week of September next to decide when the polls will be held.”
About providing national identity cards to those citizens who were born on January 1, 2006 or before it, he said a committee has been formed led by Election Commissioner Brigadier General (retd) Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury to take decision on the matter.
On March 3 last, a schedule was announced for holding polls to 371 UPs, but the election was postponed due to deteriorating situation of Covid-19.