Rahgir Al Mahi alias Saad Ershad, the son of late Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, got the party nomination for the Rangpur-3 by-polls. The seat became vacant after the death of the former military dictator.
Jatiya Party secretary general Mosiur Rahman Ranga unveiled the information on Sunday afternoon.He also informed that GM Quader will be the deputy leader of the opposition.
According to the election schedule announced by the Election Commission, the deadline for the submission of nomination papers is September 9.
The date for scrutinising the nomination papers is September 11 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is September 16.
Saad was never in the limelight during Ershad’s lifetime but more visible now in the most of the events his mother attends.
Earlier, the Awami League picked Rezaul Karim Razu, General Secretary of Rangpur district unit, as the candidate for the upcoming Rangpur-3 by-polls.
Later, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) nominated Bangladesh People’s Party Chairman Rita Rahman, an ally of 20-party alliance, as the candidate of Rangpur-3 constituency by-poll with the symbol of sheaf of paddy.