In a joint statement issued by the Sylhet district and metropolitan BNP on Friday, the party boycotted the election
The Election Commission has completed all the preparations to hold the by-election to Sylhet 3 constituency on Saturday using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
Voting will start at 8am and continue until 4pm in the evening.
The Sylhet 3 constituency consists of Fenchuganj, Balaganj and South Surma with 350,000 voters.
According to sources, a magistrate will be in charge of each union in the by-election of the Sylhet 3 constituency. An additional deputy commissioner will be appointed in each upazila on the day of the election.
In a joint statement issued by the Sylhet district and metropolitan BNP on Friday, the party boycotted the election.
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Even though the BNP has decided to boycott this election, four others are competing in the election.
Habibur Rahman Habib is running for the by-polls from the ruling Awami League’s ticket along with Jatiya Party’s Mohammad Atiqur Rahman, Bangladesh Congress’ Junayed Mohammad Miah and Shafi Ahmed Chowdhury, a BNP rebel candidate.
Voting in the parliamentary constituency could not take place in the first 90 days due to the lockdown, caused by Covid-19, in the country.
The seat remained vacant after the death of Awami League MP Mahmud Us Samad. He died from the coronavirus on March 11.