Dhaka – The Election Commission has decided to announce the schedule for the 11th parliamentary election on Thursday, officials said.
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda will make the formal announcement public through radio and television.
He will address the nation on that day also to seek cooperation from all quarters, election commissioner Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury, a retired army officer, told a news conference on Sunday.
The CEC earlier at a meeting with commissioners fix the date to announce the schedule.
The decision of the Election Commission came barely a day after opposition Jatiya Oikya Front wrote to the commission not to announce the national polls schedule until yet another round of meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The opposition alliance held a meeting with the ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Hasina on November 1.
The commission also approved introduction of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) in the election.