However, many Upazila Parishad chairmen, vice chairmen, and reserved female vice chairpersons have already submitted their resignations, over concerns that their candidacies might have been cancelled. The High Court did not reference the Upazila Parishad chairmen positions as profitable. However, the commission is not considering Upazila Parishad chairmen and vice chairmen positions as profitable. However, the act does not have any provisions for retired and resigned government officials seeking to participate in the Upazila Parishad polls. Considering the above-mentioned factors, the Election Commission decided to allow upazila-level public representatives to contest the polls without resigning beforehand.
Source: Dhaka Tribune February 12, 2019 05:26 UTC