The LGRD and cooperatives adviser,
Anwarul Iqbal, has said upazila election must take place before parliamentary
polls even if the political parties oppose it.
The advisor said that despite
the opposition by the political parties against holding upazila election before
parliamentary polls the upazila election shall be held before the national
elections. He said this a day after the Election Commission had declared schedules
for some local-government bodies.
Election Commission on Friday announced the schedule for elections to four city
corporations and nine municipalities on August 4, amid protests by major
political parties who are demanding that the stalled parliamentary elections be
Anwarul Iqbal made the government plan
emphatically clear while talking to journalists when he went to attend a
publication ceremony of a policy paper on 'Role of Local Government in Early
Childhood Care and Development' in the city.
wondered why political parties did not want local elections before the