Afruza Bari gets AL ticket for Gaibandha by-polls

Published : 09 Feb 2018, 23:54

Jagoroniya Desk

Bangladesh Awami League today nominated Afruza Bari to contest the Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj)  by-election slated for March 13.

The nomination was finalized at a meeting of the Awami League Parliamentary Board (ALPB) held at Ganabhaban, the official residence of the Prime Minister, this evening.

ALPB Chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting.

"The ALPB unanimously nominated Afruza Bari to contest the Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj) by-election" an Awami League press release signed by Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap said.

The Election Commission on February 4 announced by-polls schedules for the parliamentary seat.

According to the schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers is February 14, while the date for scrutinizing the nomination papers is February 16 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is February 23.

The Gaibandha-1 fell vacant following the death of Golam Mostafa on December 19 last.

The Rangpur Regional Election Officer has been appointed as the returning officer for Gaibandha-1 by-election.

The EC has a constitutional obligation to hold any parliamentary by-polls within 90 days after the constituency concerned falls vacant.

Source: BSS

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