Muktijoddha Sangsad Command Council election on May 13
Dhaka, March 15: Finally, the Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Central Command Council, District/Metropolitan, and Upazila Command election schedule has been announced. Voting for the council elections will be held on May 13.
Chief Election Commissioner and Cabinet Secretary Md. Mahbub Hossain announced the schedule for the Muktijoddha Sangsad Command Council election in the meeting room of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs on Tuesday. After six long years, Muktijoddha Sangsad Central Command Council elections are being held.
The elected committee of Muktijoddha Sangsad Central Command Council led by Helal Morshed Khan (Bir Bikram) expired on June 8, 2017. Later, the government appointed administrators at the central, district, and upazila levels on July 19 of that year on the orders of the High Court. But due to the appointment of administrators, the brave freedom fighters were demanding elections, citing various problems. Then on July 18, 2021, the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs formed a five-member Election Commission with the Cabinet Secretary as the Chief Election Commissioner.
The Cabinet Secretary said that the draft voter list will be published on March 19. The last date for receipt of claims, objections, and amendments on the draft voter list is March 22. The date for disposal of claims, objections, and amendments is March 28 and the final voter list will be published on April 2.
Besides, nomination papers can be submitted on April 5 from 10 am to 3 pm. Nomination papers will be selected on April 9. Appeals against the cancellation order can be made on April 11 from 10 am to 3 pm.
April 13 is the last date for the disposal of appeals and April 16 is for the withdrawal of nomination papers. The Cabinet Secretary also said that the final candidate list will be published on April 17 and the symbols will be allotted on April 18. He also said, "May 13 from 9 am to 4 pm, polling will be done continuously through ballot papers."