Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has nominated Barrister Rumeen Farhana as its candidate for reserved women seat in the 11th parliament.
According to results of the 11th parliamentary elections held on December 30, 2018, only one seat of women is reserved for BNP in proportionate to its five elected parliament members.Rumeen Farhana, international affairs assistant secretary of BNP as the party’s candidate for reserved women seat, has submitted her nomination paper to the Election Commission (EC) on Monday, Election Commission sources said.
She submitted the papers to Abul Kashem, returning office in Election Commission for reserved women seats, around 1:10pm on the day.
As per the election schedule announced by the EC on May 8, Monday was the last day for BNP to field its candidate in the reserved seat for women.
The election is scheduled to be held on June 16 while the date for scrutinising nomination papers is May 21 and the withdrawal of candidature is May 28.
As BNP nominated only one candidate, Rumeen will be declared elected just after the expiry of the deadline for the withdrawal of candidature, EC sources said.
Rumeen, also daughter of late Language Movement hero Oli Ahad, told daily sun she wants to place the demand for release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.“It is big responsibility for me to represent my party in the parliament,” she said.
In last national polls, among 300 parliamentary seats, the ruling Awami League got 258 seats alone, the main opposition in the parliament Jatiya Party 22 and BNP got only six seats.