AL picks Zaman Niketa for Bogura-6 by-polls
Published : Sunday, 19 May, 2019 at 11:10 PM Count : 195
Bogura Awami League joint secretary T Zaman Niketa has been picked for contesting the Bogura-6 by-election on party ticket.
"We've chosen T Zaman Niketa for the Bogura-6 by-election from our party," AL joint secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif told UNB over phone on Sunday.
The decision came from a meeting of Awami League Nomination Board held at the Prime Minister's official residence Ganobhaban with Prime Minister andAL President Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on April 30 declared the Bogura-6 constituency vacant as BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir did not take oath as MP or seek time before the deadline expired.
As per the law, if any MP-elect refrains from taking oath within 90 days after the beginning of the first session or refrains from informing the Speaker, his/her membership gets cancelled.
The Election Commission has announced that fresh polls will be held to Bogura-6 constituency on June 24.
The last date for submitting nomination papers is May 23 and candidates will be able to withdraw nominations by June 3. The nomination papers will be scrutinised on May 27.
The symbols will be allocated among the candidates on June 4.
Although Fakhrul refrained from taking oath, five other BNP MPs, however, were sworn in to the 11th parliament. While four of them took oath on April 29, another was sworn in on April 25.