Published:Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 08:09
Ruling Awami League has given final nominations to Mohammad Habib Hasan and former health minister Mohammed Nasim’s son Tanvir Shakil Joy as its candidates for Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 by-elections respectively.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader announced the names at a virtual press conference from his official residence in Dhaka on Wednesday (Sept 30) noon.
On September 28, the Election Commission announced the schedule for the by-elections to Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 parliamentary seats, fixing the voting date for November 12.
As per the schedule, the last date for nomination papers’ submission for the aspirants October 13, while the nomination papers will be scrutinised by the commission officials on October 15. The last date for withdrawal of candidacy is October 22.
Dhaka-18 constituency seat fell vacant following the death of former home minister and Awami League lawmaker Sahara Khatun on July 9 while Sirajganj-1 fell vacant following the death of former health minister and Awami League lawmaker Mohammed Nasim on June 13.