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Upazilla & Dhaka City Corporation  Elections in Bangladesh  to be Held on January 22


The Election Commission has been taking full preparation for holding the upazila polls on January 22 and would start sending the election materials from January 12.

The Commission, however, will not deploy army during the upazila polls. Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) M Sakhawat Hossain said at a press briefing on Sunday thatadditional police and BDR will be deployed during the upazila elections, not army.

However, judicial magistrates would start going to field levels within a day or two for the important local-government elections, withheld for a long time by successive political governments.

Brig Sakhawat announced the Commission's plan to hold the overdue election to Dhaka City Corporation in March after completing the upcoming upazila polls on schedule.

The voter list will be updated before the DCC polls," the Commissioner said.

The Commission has also decided to take legal actions against the persons who carried ballot papers outside election centres and displayed those in public to create "controversy and anarchy".

The Commission has already sent a letter to the police department to take necessary steps to this effect.

Brig Sakhawat said that the Commission would investigate into the reported cases and take legal actions against the persons involved.

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