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BNP nominates GM Siraj for Bogura-6 by-election

Published: June 02, 2019 20:40:40 | Updated: June 05, 2019 20:32:43


BNP has finally kept trust in its former MP GM Siraj by allocating the party election symbol 'Sheaf of Paddy' for him to contest the by-election to Bogura-6 parliamentary seat.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday handed over a party letter to GM Siraj at BNP chairperson's Gulshan office nominating him as the candidate of 'Sheaf of Paddy' for the by polls, reports UNB.

Siraj, also BNP's Bogura district unit convener, got the party's letter just a day before the schedule for the distribution of symbols by the returning officer.

On April 30, the parliamentary seat was declared vacant as Fakhrul did not to take oath of office though he was elected MP from the constituency in the December-30 polls.

The by-polls to the Bogura-6 constituency will be held on June 24, according to a schedule announced by the Election Commission on May 8.

As per the by-polls schedule, the deadline for the submission of nomination paper is May 23, while the date for scrutinising nomination paper is May 27 and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is June 3.

The eight-hour balloting period will begin at 9am instead of 8am in the by-election while Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in all the polling stations of the constituency.

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