Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral candidate Ahammad Sajedul Huq Rubel has alleged that the Election Commission has “complicated the situation” by not deferring the election date that coincides with Saraswati Puja.
Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad withdraws its weeklong countrywide demonstration programme over deferral of the date of the city polls.
Dhaka University students call off their hunger strike after the Election Commission deferred the Dhaka city corporations’ polls date to February 1.
Jatiya Oikyafront convener Kamal Hossain today says holding polls to two Dhaka City corporations on the day of Saraswati Puja is an unjust act.
A petition has been filed with the Supreme Court seeking its directives on the Election Commission (EC) to stay Dhaka north and south city corporations’ polls on January 30 as it coincides with Saraswati Puja.
The Election Commission will act in accordance with the court directives on Dhaka north and south city corporation elections scheduled for January 30, says Election Commission Secretary Md Alamgir.
Bangladesh Chhatra Oikya Parishad urges the Election Commission to hold elections to the Dhaka North and South city corporations on another date instead of January 30 as the Saraswati Puja will be observed on that day by the Hindu community across the country.
A Supreme Court lawyer files a writ petition with the High Court seeking a directive on the Election Commission to defer the date of Dhaka city corporation elections, slated for January 30, as Saraswati Puja will be held on the same day.