3rd phase of polls to 63 municipalities begin

January 30, 2021 Bangladesh
Elections to 63 municipalities in the country began on Saturday beneath the third phase.

Voting started at 8:00am through ballot papers in these municipalities and can continue till 4:00pm with no break.

Under the third phase, a total of 37 people's representatives have been elected without contest. Of these, three are mayors, 9 reserved councilors, and 25 general councilors.

Three mayors have been completely elected uncontested in three municipalities. They are Laksham in Cumilla, Morelganj in  Bagerhat and Tungipara in Gopalganj.

With these winners, the full total number of applicants is 3,344. Of these, 229 happen to be vying for mayoral posts, 2,360 for councillor posts and 755 for reserved seats.

The 64 municipalities include Ulipur in Kurigram district, Jaldhaka in Nilphamari, Gobindaganj in Gaibandha, Hakimpur in Dinajpur, Rohanpur in Chapainawabganj, Mundumala and Keshorhat in Rajshahi, Shibganj, Nandigram, Dhanut, Gabtoli and Kahalu in Bogura, Naogaon and Dhamoirhat in Naogaon, Singra in Natore and Pabna.

The municipalities likewise incorporate Darshana in Chuadanga, Kotchadpur and Harinakundu in Jhenaidah, Manirampur in Jashore, Paikgacha in Khulna, Morelganj in Bagerhat, Kalaroa in Satkhira, Barguna and Patharghata in Barguna, Borhanuddin and Daulatkhan in Bhola Nalchity in Jhalokathi, Swarupkathi in Pirojpur, Gournadi and Mehendiganj in Barishal.

The other municipalities include Naria, Bhedarganj and Jajira in Shariatpur, Tungipara in Gopalganj, Kalia and Narail in Narail, Pangsha in Rajbari, Munshiganj, Madhupur, Tangail, Bhuapur, Sakhipur and Mirzapur in Tangail, Iswarganj, Bhaluka, Gouripur and  Nakla and Nalitabari in Sherpur, Sarishabari in Jamalpur, Durgapur in Netrakona and Katiadi in Kishoreganj. 
Source: Observerbd - Bangladesh

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