Jatiya Party (JP) on Wednesday nominated its Presidium Member Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu to contest the Chattogram-8 by-elections slated for January 13.
The nomination was finalized at a meeting of the JP Parliamentary Board at its Gulshan office today.Earlier, BNP picked Abu Sufian, party’s Chattogram south district unit convener, as its candidate to contest the Chattogram-8 by-election.
On Monday night, Awami League nominated its Chattogram south district unit president Moslem Uddin Ahmed as the candidate of the party for the by-polls.
The by-election to the parliamentary seat (Boalkhali), which fell vacant following the death of Moin Uddin Khan Badal, will be held on January 13 next.
As per the schedule, the deadline for the submission of nomination paper is December 12, while the date for scrutinising the nomination papers is December 15 and the last date for the withdrawal of candidacy is December 22.
Moin Uddin Khan Badal, the executive president of a faction of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), was elected MP with Awami League’s symbol ‘Boat’ in the last general election. He died at a hospital in Bangalore, India on November 7 at the age of age of 67.