Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has nominated the party’s leader Habibur Rahman Habib as its candidate to contest the by-elections to Pabna-4 constituency.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the announcement through a press release on Monday night.Earlier, the nomination board of the party held a meeting through video conference with BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and came up with the decision in the evening.
Habibur Rahman Habib, chairperson’s adviser, will contest with paddy sheaf, election symbol of BNP.
Two leaders of BNP Habibur Rahman Habib and Ahsan Habib collected nomination papers from their party office to take part in the upcoming Pabna-4 by-elections on Sunday.
Though the BNP boycotted the by-elections to Bogura-1 and Jashore-6 constituencies due to the coronavirus pandemic, the party has decided to take part in the upcoming by-polls for the Pabna-4 seat.
The by-poll to Pabna-4 constituency is scheduled to be held on September 26.
As per the Election Commission’s schedule, the last date for submitting the nomination papers is September 2, the date for scrutinising nomination papers is September 3 and the last date for the withdrawal of nomination papers is September 8.Pabna-4 seat fell vacant following the deaths of ruling party MP Shamsur Rahman Sherif on April 2, but the Election Commission could not arrange the by-polls as per the constitutional requirement of within 180 days due to coronavirus.