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BNP Party Election
Khaleda, Tarique elected unopposed
Staff Correspondent
Published :Thursday, 3 March, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 24

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman are going to be re-elected for the posts of chairperson and senior vice-chairman respectively as no one else filed nomination as their rivals.
The last date for collecting nomination papers was March 2.
BNP Joint General Secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed collected the nomination paper on behalf of Khaleda Zia while Mohammad Shahjahan and party's another Joint Secretary General collected nomination on behalf of the party Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman from the party central office at Naya Paltan on Wednesday.
The party will hold elections to the said posts during its tri-annual national council slated for March 19.
"Nomination papers on behalf of Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman have been collected from us," BNP Standing Committee member Nazrul Islam Khan, who is the returning officer for the polls, told the waiting journalists.
Nazrul said they will be able to announce whether the two elected or not after the expiry of the deadline for the withdrawal of nominations on March 6.
According to the schedules announced on February 29, aspirants can collect, submit, or withdraw nominations themselves or through nominated agents. They can also attend the vote counting.
The candidate has to be at least 30 years of age and a registered paying member of the party to run for election.
Khaleda Zia, also widow of the BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, has been enjoying the post since 1984. She was re-elected to lead the party in its last council in 2009 and appointed her son Tarique Rahman as senior vice-chairman creating a new post.
 Last month, the party policy makers amended the party constitution to make provision for holding balloting to the post of senior vice-chairman.














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