19 Collect BNP Forms to Contest By-Polls

Nineteen aspirants have purchased BNP's nomination forms on the first day to contest in the upcoming by-polls to 4 parliamentary seats in Dhaka, Naogaon and Sirajganj.

Earlier in the morning, the party started selling nomination papers for the by-polls to Dhaka-18, Dhaka-5, Sirajganj-1 and Naogaon-6 at its Nayapaltan central office in the capital.

Five candidates have bought nominations for Dhaka-18, two for Dhaka-5, three for Sirajganj-1 and nine for Naogaon-6, According to the party sources, 

Confirming the news, senior joint secretary-general of the party Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said a total of 19 aspirants collected their nomination forms on the first day. Of them, three aspirants submitted their nomination papers.    

The aspirant candidates will be able to buy and submit nomination forms until 5:00 pm on Friday, he said.

The party's nomination board will interview the aspirants at 5:00 pm on September 12 at BNP Chairperson's Gulshan office to pick the most suitable candidates for the by-polls.

The by-election to Pabna-4 will be held on September 26 while Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 on October 17.

However, the Election Commission does not announce the schedule for the by-election to Sirajganj -1, Dhaka-18.

BNP has earlier nominated Habibur Rahman Habib to run for the by-election to Pabna-4.

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