Govt declares Jan 5 general holiday

December 31, 2013

The government has declared general holiday for January 5 in 59 districts to facilitate voters to exercise their franchise in the 10th parliamentary elections, reports UNB. The public holiday was announced for all government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices, organisations, agencies and educational institutions in all the districts except Joypurhat, Shariatpur, Madaripur, Chandpur and Rajbari, said a PID handout on Monday. There is no need for arranging vote-casting in the five districts as all the constituencies of these districts got single candidates who are set to be elected unopposed. The Election Commission will arrange election in 146 constituencies out of 300 on January 5 as the rest 154 constituencies got single candidates across the country. On November 25, the EC announced schedule for the general election.

-With The News Today input

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