GCC, KCC polls May 15

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Dhaka, Mar 31: Elections to Gazipur and Khulna city corporations will be held on May 15.Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda came up with the announcement at a press briefing after a meeting held around 11:00am at the Nirbachon Bhaban in the capital on Saturday.

According to the election schedule, the deadline for the submission of nomination papers is April 12, while the dates for scrutinising those are April 15 to 18, and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 23.

Dhaka Regional Election Officer Rakibuddin Mandol has been made the returning officer for Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election, while Khulna Regional Election Officer Md Yunus Ali for Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election.

The Election Commission has also a plan to arrange elections to remaining three cities — Rajshahi, Barisal and Sylhet before the upcoming 11th parliamentary elections to be held in late December 2018 or early January 2019.