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EC postpones polls in 3 upazilas of Bandarban

Update : 23 Apr 2024, 17:04

The Election Commission (EC) has decided to postpone the Upazila Parishad (UP) elections in Thanchi, Roma and Rowangchhari of Bandarban district.

"The elections of the three upazilas under Bandarban district have been postponed due to ongoing joint law enforcement operations in the areas," said EC secretary M Jahangir Alam.

The EC secretary told this to the journalists after an inter-ministerial meeting on the voting of sixth upazilas held at the Nirbachan Bhaban at Agargaon here today. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Qazi Habibul Awal
chaired the meeting.
"The polls of the three upazilas have been postponed as the law-enforcement agencies are now being engaged in a joint drive in the areas. The commission will reschedule the elections for these three upazilas at any convenient time," he said.

Four other Election Commissioners, officials from different ministries including Public Security division, public administration department, police, BGB, RAB, Ansar and VDP and top officials of various agencies were present in the meeting.

Directives have been given to work all the concerned officials in a coordinated way including the administration related with the law enforcing agencies, Alam added.

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