Bangladesh Awami League on Monday nominated Habibun Nahar, wife of Mayor-elect of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Talukdar Abdul Khalek, to contest the Bagerhat-3 (Rampal-Mongla) by-election slated for June 26.
The nomination was finalized at a meeting of the Awami League Parliamentary Nomination Board (ALPNB) held at Ganabhaban, the official residence of the Prime Minister, Monday evening.
AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting.
"The ALPNB unanimously nominated Habibun Nahar to contest the Bagerhat -3 (Rampal-Mongla) by-poll," an Awami League press release signed by its Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap said.
The Bagerhat-3 constituency fell vacant as former MP Talukdar Abdul Khalek tendered his resignation from parliament on April 10 to contest the KCC elections.
The Election Commission (EC) on May 16 announced the schedule for the by-election to Bagerhat-3 constituency fixing June 26 for the voting.
According to the schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination paper is May 24 while the date for scrutinising nomination papers is May 27 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is June 3.
The EC has a constitutional obligation to hold any parliamentary by-polls within 90 days after the constituency concerned falls vacant.