Lakshmipur 2 by-polls will be held as per schedule on June 21, three other by-polls have been rescheduled to July 28
The Election Commission has postponed polls to 163 union parishads, out of 367, which were scheduled to be held on June 21.
The decision came at an urgent meeting of the commission on Thursday amid a surge of Covid-19 infections in the electoral areas, reports Bangla Tribune.
Elections to 68 union parishads in Bagerhat, 34 in Khulna, 21 in Satkhira, 13 in Noakhali, 12 in Chittagong, and 15 in Cox's Bazar have been postponed.
Voting in nine municipalities, out of 11, scheduled for June 21, have also been postponed.
The commission withheld the elections after reviewing recommendations of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), and opinions from local administration along with regional election officials, Election Commission Secretary Humayun Kabir Khandakar told the media after the meeting.
However, 204 other union parishads will go to polls on June 21, he said, adding that by-polls to Lakshmipur 2 constituency will also be held as per the schedule (June 21).
In addition, the commission rescheduled the by-polls to Comilla 5, Dhaka 14, and Sylhet 3 to July 28 from July 14, reports Prothom Alo.