Campaign for upcoming upazila polls is getting momentum in Narsingdi as the scheduled March 24 election date for six upazilas of the district in the third phase of UP polls is nearing day by day.

According to Election Commission, a total of 16 candidates submitted their nomination papers to upazila returning officers for chairman post while 25 male and 17 female candidates submitted for vice chairman post.

In Narsingdi Sadar upazila, three candidates for chairman post, three male and two female for vice chairman post submitted their nomination papers.

Among the three chairman candidates Aftab Uddin Bhuiyan got nomination, on the other hand Shofar Ali Bhuiyan and Anowar Hossain are contesting as independent candidates.

In Polash upazila, one for chairman post, one for male vice chairman and one for female vice chairman post are contesting. The only chairman candidate is AL nominated and incumbent chairman Sayed Javed Hossain.

In Shibpur upazila, three candidates for chairman post and seven male and four female for vice chairman post submitted their nomination paper.

The three chairman candidates are AL-nominated Harun-or-Rashid, president of Shibpur AL; incumbent chairman Ariful Islam Mridha and Toffazal Hossain (VP Tofazzal).

In Monohardi upazilla three candidates for chairman post, two candidates for male vice chairman post and two for female vice chairman post submitted their nominations.

The three chairman candidates are AL nominated and incumbent chairman Saiful Islam Biru, independent candidate Habibur Raham Rongu and independent candidate Nazmul Hoque.

In Belabo upazila, two candidates for chairman post, 7 candidates for male vice chairman post and 6 women for female vice chairman post submitted their nomination paper. The two Chairman candidates are AL nominated Shamser Zaman Riton and independent candidate Rana Chowdhury.

In Raipura upazila, four candidates for chairman post, five male and 5 and two female for vice chairman post submitted their nomination papers.

The three Chairman candidates are AL nominated and incumbent chairman Mizanur Rahaman Chowdhury. The other three independent candidates are Abdus Saddeque, Mahabubur Rahman Shahin and Niaj Morshed Khan Rasel.