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BNP MPs’ vacant seats: EC to announce schedule of by-polls Dec 18

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  • 15th December, 2022 04:25:51 PM
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BNP MPs’ vacant seats: EC to announce schedule of by-polls Dec 18

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Dhaka, Dec 15: The Election Commission (EC) will announce the schedule of the by-elections to the vacant parliamentary seats of the BNP MPs on December 18 , said Election Commissioner Md Alamgir on Thursday.

He said this while talking to journalists at the Election Commission office at Agargaon in the city, reports UNB.

 “We have a meeting on Sunday and discussion will be held on the by-election  to vacant seats,” he said.

The by-election schedule will be announced after the meeting, he added.

On December 11, five out of seven BNP members of the parliament (MPs) submitted their resignation to Speaker of Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, as part of their anti-government movement with a 10-point demand that includes dissolution of parliament.

The MPs who resigned are: Md. Zahidur Rahman, Thakurgaon-3; Md. Mosharof Hosen, Bogura-4; Gulam Mohammad Siraj, Bogura-6; Md. Aminul Islam, Chapainawabganj-2 and Rumeen Farhana, from women’s reserved seats.

Md. Harunur Rashid of Chapainawabganj-3, who is now in Australia and ailing MP of Brahmanbaria-2 Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan could not submit resignation to the Speaker in person.

The MPs sent their resignation through an email on the same day.