AL begins nomination form sale for Rangpur-3 by-polls

DHAKA, The ruling Awami League today started the sale of the nomination papers among the aspirants for the by-poll to Rangpur 3 constituency.

They can collect their nomination papers till Wednesday during 10 am to 5 pm everyday from the party chief Sheikh Hasina's Dhanmondi office and the nomination forms must be submitted at the same office within 5 pm on Thursday.

AL office secretary Dr Abdus Sohban Golap, MP, inaugurated the nomination form sale at AL President Sheikh Hasina's Dhanmondi office at about 11 am today.

AL advisory council member Chowdhury Khalequzzaman and Rangpur Zila AL organising secretary Adv Anarul Islam both collected nomination forms today aiming to vie in the Rangpur-3 by-polls from the AL ticket.

On Sunday, the Election Commission (EC) announced the schedule for the Rangpur by-poll.

Voting of the by-election will be held on October 5 using the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) across the constituency.

The Rangpur-3 fell vacant after the death of Leader of the Opposition and Jatiya Party Chairman Hussain Mohammad Ershad who passed away at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital on July 14 while undergoing treatment.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)