The ruling Awami League (AL) on Wednesday sold three nomination forms for Kishoreganj-1 by-election slated for February 28.
On the first day of nomination paper sale, AL’s former general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam’s younger brother Syed Shafayetul Islam, Kishoreganj district AL chapter joint general secretary Shah Azizul Hoque and President Abdul Hamid’s son Rasel Ahmed collected nomination forms from party president Sheikh Hasina’s political office, sources said.AL asked aspirants to collect nomination forms on January 23-25 and they will have to submit the applications after filling them out properly by 5:00 pm on January 25.
The Election Commission has announced the schedule for a fresh election in Kishoreganj-1 constituency, as elected lawmaker Syed Ashraful Islam died at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok before taking the oath.
His death came just four days after he was elected MP in December 30 parliamentary election from Kishoreganj-1.
As per the schedule, the last date for submission of nomination paper is January 31 while nomination paper will be scrutinized on February 3 and the deadline for withdrawal of nomination paper is on February 10.