Lone candidate in 4 UZs

A total of 1,088 contestants including chairman aspirants have submitted their nomination papers for the first phase election to the 86 upazila parishads to be held on March 10.

Of them, four chairman aspirants submitted their nomination as the lone candidate in their respective upazilas, Election Commission revealed figures today, the last day of submitting the nomination papers. The four upazilas are Sarishabari, Melandah and Madarganj of Jamalpur, and Joypurhat Sadar.

Of the total contenders, 286 nominations have been submitted for chairman post while 487 for vice-chairman and 315 for woman vice-chairman posts in the 86 upazilas.

The first phase of the fifth upazila polls will be held at 86 upazilas on March 10 while the nominations will be scrutinised on February 12 and the last date for nomination withdrawal on February 19.

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