By-polls to Dhaka-5, Naogaon-6 today | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:16 AM, October 17, 2020

By-polls to Dhaka-5, Naogaon-6 today

Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 constituencies are going to by-polls today with  the participation of two major political parties -- Awami League and  BNP.

EC sources said necessary measures to follow health guidelines have been taken during the by-elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Electronic Voting Machines will be used in both the by-polls which will be held from 9am to 5pm without any break.

Kazi Monirul Islam of AL, Salahuddin Ahmed of BNP, Meer Abdus Sabur of Jatiya Party, HM Ibrahim Bhuiyan of Gonofront, Ansar Rahman Shikdar of Bangladesh Congress and Arifur Rahman of National People's Party are competing in the Dhaka-5 by-polls.

The Dhaka-5 parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of AL MP Habibur Rahman Mollah on May 6.

In Naogaon-6, Anwar Hossain from AL, Sheikh Md Rezaul Islam from BNP and Khandokar Intekhab Alam from National People's Party are contesting.

The seat fell vacant following the demise of AL MP Israfil Alam on July 27.

On September 3, the EC announced the by-election schedules for the two parliamentary constituencies.

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