Jaya Sengupta wins in Sunamganj by-polls

SUNAMGANJ, March 30, 2017 (BSS) - Jaya Sengupta, wife of late Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta, won unofficially in the by-election to Sunmaganj-2 constituency beating her nearest independent candidate Sayed Ali Mahbub Rezu by nearly 55 thousand votes.

The Awami League candidate, Jaya, bagged 96,260 votes while Rezu got 42,170 votes.

Assistant returning officer and Derai upazila election officer Hafizur Rahman announced the results in the evening.

The constituency fell vacant following the death of veteran AL parliamentarian Suranjit Sengupta on February 5 this year.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)