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Merina Jahan Kabita gets AL ticket for Sirajganj by-polls

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 7th October, 2021 02:09:29 PM
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Ruling Awami League has given final nomination to AL executive committee Merina Jahan Kabita as its candidate for Sirajganj-6 constituency by polls scheduled to be held on November 2.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the parliamentary nomination board and local government representatives’ nomination board of the Awami League at the Ganabhaban in the capital on Thursday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also chairperson of Awami League parliamentary and local government representative nomination board, presided over the meeting.

As per the schedule, the last date for nomination papers’ submission for the aspirants is October 10, while the nomination papers will be scrutinised by the commission officials on October 11, the date for filing appeal has been fixed from October 12-14. While the last date for withdrawal of candidacy is October 17.

The parliament secretariat announced the parliamentary seat vacant following the death of former parliament member Hasibur Rahman Shawpan on September 2.

Sirajganj-6 constituency is formed comprising of Shahjadpur upazila.

Former lawmaker Hasibur Rahman Shawpan, who also was an upazila Awami League president, won the tenth and eleventh parliament elections from this constituency.