A writ was filed with the High Court seeking deferment of the elections to Dhaka South and North City Corporations by one week.
Advocate Ashoke Kumar Ghosh, a Supreme Court lawyer, filed the writ with the HC bench concerned on Monday.
According to the petition, the elections are scheduled to be held on January 30 while Saraswati Puja, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Hindu community, will be celebrated across the country on the same day.
“Saraswati Puja is celebrated in all the universities, colleges and all educational institutions across the country while polling stations will be set up in different educational institution in the city on the day. So we are urging to defer the elections by a weeks ,” said Ashoke Kumar Ghosh.
Hearing on the petition is likely to be held this week, he said.
On December 22 last, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the election schedules for the two city corporations in the capital.