union parishad polls

Puzzling maths

Every month, a union parishad chairman gets only Tk 1,575 as honorarium from the government. He gets another Tk 2,000 from his UP. During his five-year-tenure, he would receive around Tk 2.14 lakh. He does not get any other pay and perks.

March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016

AL MP flouts rules, seeks votes for party nominees

Violating electoral law, a ruling Awami League lawmaker in Jhalakathi yesterday sought votes for party-nominated chairman candidates in the union parishad polls scheduled for Tuesday.

March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016

EC asks SPs to go tough on rules violation

The Election Commission has asked superintendent of police of all districts to file cases against violators of electoral code of conduct during the upcoming union parishad polls.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

JCD leader killed in Pirojpur

A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader was killed early yesterday allegedly by members of the ruling Awami League over a feud centring on the upcoming union parishad polls in Pirojpur.

March 4, 2016
March 4, 2016

EC asks law enforcers to go tough

Chief Election Commission Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad yesterday directed the law enforcers to open fire on criminals if they try to occupy polling stations or stuff ballot boxes during the union parishad polls.

March 3, 2016
March 3, 2016

CEC instructs top security for UP polls

The Election Commission instructs law enforcers to ensure top security measures for fair voting in the upcoming Union Parishad elections.

March 3, 2016
March 3, 2016

BNP fails to nominate candidates in 25 UPs

The BNP could not nominate anyone within the deadline yesterday for contesting the chairman posts in at least 25 Union Parishads in the second phase of elections for a lack of interest among its grassroots.

February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016

'EC, AL join hands to rig UP elections'

The BNP has alleged that the ruling Awami League and the Election Commission are plotting to ensure victories for the AL candidates in the union parishad polls through electoral irregularities, but the AL and the EC have brushed aside the allegations.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

Nomination filing ends

Rebel chairman aspirants of union parishads from the Awami League and the BNP yesterday filed for candidacies in many places along with their party-nominated candidates on the last day for nomination submission.

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

EC won't seek army for UP polls

The Election Commission is not going to seek army deployment in the upcoming Union Parishad polls as the EC apprehends lower level of violence compared to other elections.

February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

UP polls timetable likely tomorrow

The Election Commission is likely to announce tomorrow the schedule for Union Parishad polls to be held in around