Sale of AL nomination forms begins
Published : Sunday, 14 January, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 53
The ruling Awami League has started selling nomination forms to the candidates willing to contest on party ticket in the upcoming mayoral by-polls of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).
Eight aspirants-representative of Atiqul Islam, former-president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), former lawmaker of the party HBM Iqbal, Teacher of Dhaka University Jobaer Alam, Member of Dhaka Zilla parsad Jahangir Alam, Bangladesh Shop Owners Samity Chairman Helal Uddin, Russel Asheqi and Managing Director of Haque Group Adam Tamizi Haque, a representative for Manipur School and College Principal Mohammad Farhad Hossain, former Dhaka college principal Shah Alam--collected nomination forms from AL's Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap at party President Sheikh Hasina's Dhanmondi political office in the city on Saturday.
Three aspirants-- Atiqul Islam, former-president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Russel Asheki and Adam Tamiz Haq--collected nomination forms from AL's Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap at party President Sheikh Hasina's Dhanmondi political office in the city on Saturday.
Russel Asheki and Adam Tamiz Haq collected nomination forms in the morning while the representatives of Atiqul Islam collected form in the afternoon.
The sale of nomination forms will continue until January 15, party sources said. After that, the Local Government Nomination committee of Awami League will pick the party candidate to contest the DNCC mayoral by-polls.
On January 9, the Election Commission (EC) announced the polls schedule. According to the schedule, voting will be held on February 26. The last date for submitting the nomination papers is January 18. Scrutiny will be held on January 21-22, and the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers is January 29.
The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant following the death of Mayor Annisul Huq on November 30 last year. On December 1, the Local Government Division declared the post vacant.