Women’s Reserved Seats

431 aspirants collect AL nomination forms

Staff Correspondent

16th January, 2019 11:00:02 printer

431 aspirants collect AL

nomination forms

Women aspirants for reserved seats in Jatiya Sangsad gather at Awami League’s Dhanmondi office to collect party nomination papers on the second day of sale on Wednesday. — SUN photo

The ruling Awami League sold over 431 nomination forms and over 300 forms were submitted on Wednesday, the second day of nomination form sale for women reserved seats in parliament.

Over a thousand forms were sold in first two days of the sale of AL nomination forms for 43 women seats in the 11th parliament.

“A total of 1055 forms were sold in two days. Of those, 431 forms were sold on Wednesday. More than 300 forms were submitted on the same day,” AL deputy office secretary Biplab Barua told the

daily sun.

The aspirants can collect and submit nomination forms at the AL president’s Dhanmondi political office till 6:00 pm on January 18. The nomination forms are being sold for Tk 30,000 each.

The Election Commission is expected to announce the schedule for the election to women reserved seats on February 17. The EC has a legal obligation to hold the election to 50 reserved seats within 90 days after publication of the gazette notification.

In line with the law, the reserved seat distribution will reflect the seat share in the directly elected 300 constituencies. According to the proportional representation in the Parliament, Awami League has got 43 reserved seats.