The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday night directed three lawmakers in Tangail to leave their constituencies by yesterday (Thursday) to create atmosphere for a fair election.
The lawmakers, all from Awami League (AL), are Hasan Imam Khan, who is also known as Sohel Hazari, of Tangail-4 (Kalihati), Sanowar Hossain of Tangail-5 (Sadar) and Joaherul Islam of Tangail-8 (Basail-Sakhipur).
The direction was served on Wednesday night to the lawmakers concerned by sending out letters signed by Atiar Rahman, deputy secretary of the EC secretariat, said AHM Kamrul Hasan, district election officer in Tangail.
"We also received a letter in this regard today [Thursday]," he added.
The fourth phase of upazila parishad elections in 12 upazilas of Tangail is scheduled for March 31.
Out of the 12 upazilas, chairman candidates nominated by AL were already elected uncontested in three upazilas -- Dhanbari, Madhupur and Gopalpur.