Ruling Awami League on Saturday unanimously nominated Dr Pran Gopal Datta, former vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), for Cumilla-7 by-polls.
The decision was taken during a joint meeting of the AL parliamentary nomination board and AL nomination board for local government election with party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
The parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of AL lawmaker Professor Ali Ashraf, who passed away on July 30.
The by-election in Cumilla-7 constituency is scheduled to take place on October 7.
The ruling party also picked its candidates for contesting the by-elections in nine upazila parishads and by-polls in Godagari municipality in Rajshahi and Dhaka South City Corporation wards.
The AL chairman aspirants for the by-polls in nine upazilas are -- Mostafa Farid Ahmed Chowdhury for Jashore Sadar Upazila, Nazma Sarwar for Kachua upazila in Bagerhat district, Mohammad Shamsul Alam Bhuiyan for Sonargaon upazila in Narayanganj district, Aftab Uddin Bhuiya for Sadar upazila in Narsingdi district, Rakibul Hasan Shibli for Bajitpur upazila in Kishoreganj, Rabbani Zabbar for Khaliajuri upazila in Netrakona district, Vanu Lal Roy for Sreemangal upazila in Moulvibazar district, Nasrin Zahan Chowdhury for Shahrasti upazila in Chandpur district, and Sushen Chandra Sheel for Feni Sadar Upazila.
Other aspirants are Ayez Uddin Biswas for the Godagari municipality of Rajshahi and Mohammad Ziaul Haque of Ward 73 of Dhaka South City Corporation.