A total of 20 leaders of ruling Awami League (AL) and its wing organisations collected the party’s nomination papers for joining the by-election race for Dhaka-5 (Jatrabari-Demra) constituency.
The 20 AL candidates are included Dhaka South unit of Bangladesh Swechchasebok League President Kamrul Hasan Ripon, Dhaka South AL President Abu Ahmed Mannafi, Demra thana AL General Secretary Moshiur Rahman Mollah Sajal, AL central relief sub-committee member Chowdhury Saifunnabi Sagor, Jatrabari thana AL President Kazi Monirul Islam and its General Secretary Harunur Rashid Munna.Earlier, the Awami League on August 17 started the seven-day long sale of nomination forms for the upcoming by-elections to five parliamentary constituencies including the Dhaka-5 seat, which was end on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission on Sunday announced the by-election schedule for three seats---Pabna-4, Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6---while the EC deferred by-polls of Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 for 90 days.
As per the schedule, the elections will be held to Pabna-4 on September 26 and Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 on October 17, respectively.
The Dhaka-5 constituency fell vacant following the death of Awami League lawmaker Habibur Rahman Mollah on May 6.