Polls to BNP’s JS reserved seat on 16 June

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

election commissionThe election commission on Wednesday announced polls schedule for one parliamentary seat reserved for a BNP woman candidate.

The election will be held on 16 June next according to the schedule declared by EC secretary Helaluddin Ahmed.

The deadline for the submission of nomination paper is 20 May, while the date for scrutinising nomination papers is 21 May and the withdrawal of candidature is 28 May.

If BNP does not nominate more than one candidate against the seat, the lone contender will be declared elected just after the expiry of deadline for the withdrawal of candidature.

Since five BNP MPs-elect took oath at the last moment of the stipulated time, the EC is arranging the election. The EC earlier completed the polls to the remaining 49 reserved seats.

Among the reserved seats, 43 women MPs were elected from ruling Awami League, four from the main opposition Jatiya Party, one from Workers' Party and one independent.

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