DCC polls unlikely before national polls: ECNew Age Online
Election Commissioner Shah Nawaz said Monday that the Election Commission is unlikely to organise elections to different local government bodies, including city corporations, before the 10th parliamentary polls.
‘As the 10th parliamentary polls is nearing fast, it will be very difficult to hold the local government polls, including upazila and union parishad, due to our preoccupation with preparations for the national polls,’ Shah Nawaz told a group of reporters at his office at the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the city.
He, however, said the EC was yet to take a final decision in this regard.
Asked about the elections to the two city corporations in Dhaka, the election commissioner said, ‘It is a matter of the local government ministry.’
‘We are not able to hold the DCC polls as the local government ministry is yet to solve problems regarding delimitation of Dhaka South City corporation,’ he added.
Asked why the EC is not holding elections to the Dhaka North city corporation, the election commissioner said the local government had informed the EC that there were problems with the delimitation of the Dhaka North city corporation as well.
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