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Barrister Rumeen Farhana gets BNP nomination for woman’s parliamentary seat

Published: May 20, 2019 14:28:06 | Updated: May 20, 2019 18:14:30


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The BNP has named Barrister Rumeen Farhana for the parliamentary seat reserved for women, which was allocated for the party in proportion to its representation in the 11th parliament.

The party's assistant international affairs secretary submitted the nomination paper to the returning officer on Monday.

According to the schedule, the deadline for the submission of nomination papers was May 20.

Of the 50 reserved seats in the 11th national parliament, 49 were won by uncontested by women MPs. The Awami League has 43 women MPs, the Jatiya Party has four while the Workers' Party and independents have one MP apiece.

The single reserved seat allocated to the BNP had been suspended before the party's MPs were sworn in, according to a bdnews24 report.

The scrutiny of the nominations for the reserved seat will end on May 28 before the vote on June 16.

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