August 6, 2021, 12:43 am
Chattogram Bureau: The postponed election of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) will be held on January 27. Monday (December 14) at a press conference at the election building,the senior secretary of the Election Commission Alamgir said this.
He said the election will be held from 8 am to 4 pm.Each center will be selected through EVM.Candidates other than the mayoral candidate have no chance of being re-nominated.Nomination papers can be submitted within the stipulated time only due to the death of the candidates in the 37 and 40 wards for the reserved women councilor post.The EC will give them time.
Earlier,the Chittagong City Corporation election was held on April 28, 2015.The term of the elected corporation ended on August 5.According to the electoral law,elections were compulsory within 180 days prior to 5 August.As per the decision of the EC,the city was scheduled to go to the polls on March 29.
But the Election Commission later postponed the election due to coronavirus (Covid-19).The Election Commission has announced the date of polling as the people have adapted to the situation in Corona.