Bangladesh Awami League has started selling nomination forms among the interested mayoral candidates for by-polls to the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).
The form distributing programme was started at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office in the capital this morning.
Russel Asheki and Adam Tamiz Haq have collected their nomination forms from AL’s Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap in the first day of distribution on Saturday.
The ruling party will distribute the nomination forms till January 15.
The party will formally pick a candidate on January 16 after a meeting of its local government nomination board to be held at Awami League chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official residence.
The by-polls to the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) are scheduled to be held on February 26.
Earlier, the authorities of Election Commission (EC) announced the polls schedule on January 9.
DNCC mayor’s office fell vacant after the death of Mayor Annisul Huq on November 30 last year while the Local Government Division declared the post vacant on December 1.