PV Desk : The Election Commission (EC) has fixed January 13 to hold by-elections to the Chattogram-8 constituency that fell vacant after the death of JSD leader Moinuddin Khan Badal.

EC secretary Md. Alamgir announced the election schedule at Media Center of Election Bhaban on Sunday (Dec 1).

According to the schedule, last date for nomination submission is December 12. December 15 has been set for scrutinizing the nominations submitted. Deadline to withdraw nomination paper is January 22.

EC source said Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in the by-polls that will continue from 9am to 5pm.

On November 6, the veteran politician and freedom fighter Moinuddin Khan Badal died while undergoing treatment at the Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences (NICS) at Bangalore in India.