Bangla Academy's Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela 2020 will begin from February 2 instead of February 1 due to the Dhaka city polls.
Habibullah Siraji, director general of Bangla Academy, told The Business Standard that the fair inauguration date has been changed and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the book fair on February 2.
The Election Commission Saturday rescheduled the election date of the Dhaka North and South City Corporations in the face of widespread criticism and protests.
After an emergency meeting, the commission announced that the polls of the city corporations would be held on February 1.
Besides, the first exam (Bangla 1st paper) of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations, originally slated to begin on February 1, has been rescheduled for the polls.