Polls to 4 city corpns may be delayed: CEC
Friday, 25 April 2008

Elections to Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet City Corporations and eight municipalities are likely to be delayed till July next, as the proposed law to regulate the local bodies could not yet be finalised, reports UNB.

"We were supposed to hold the elections (four city corporations and eight municipalities) by May 27… But we can''t declare the schedules since the new law could not be finalised yet," Chief Election Commissioner Dr ATM Shamsul Huda Wednesday told a Gono Forum delegation led by party chairman Dr Kamal Hossain.

"The HSC examination, which is scheduled to begin on May 29, also needs to be taken into account," he said, adding, "So, it seems that the elections might be delayed by a few days more."

The Gono Forum delegation voluntarily met the EC to discuss the electoral reforms. Election Commissioner Sohul Hussain and Brig Gen (retd) M Sakhawat Hussain were present at the meeting.

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