The BNP will share 17 seats among its allies in the Jatiya Oikya Front — Gano Forum, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rab) and Nagorik Oikya in the upcoming Bangladesh national election slated for Dec 30.
Confirmation letters have been handed over from the BNP chief’s Gulshan offices on Saturday (Dec 8).
Dr Kamal Hossain-led Gano Forum got seven seats, the party's Executive President Subrata Chowdhury confirmed.
ASM Abdur Rab-led JSD was given five seats, its Vice President Tania Rab told Bangla Tribune before adding: "Negotiations are on (with the BNP) for a few more."
Nagorik Oikya leader Jahid Ur Rahman confirmed that they have been given five seats.
The candidates fielded by the allies will contest the election with BNP’s polls logo ‘paddy sheaf’.
The remaining ally, Kader Sidduqi’s Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL), is yet to close its negotiations with the BNP.
“We are yet to receive any letter (from the BNP on confirming nomination). Talks are continuing,” its General Secretary Habibur Rahman Talukder told Bangla Tribune.
Subrata Chowdhury (Dhaka-6)
Mostofa Mohsin Montu (Dhaka-7)
AHM Khalequzzaman (Mymensingh-8)
Reza Kibria (Habiganj-2)
Abu Sayeed (Pabna-1)
AMSA Amin (Kurigram-2)
Sultan Mansur (Moulvibazar-2)
ASM Abdur Rab (Laxmipur-4)
Abdul Malek Ratan (Cumilla-4)
Shahiduddin Mahmud Swapan (Dhaka-18)
Nurul Islam (Shariatpur-1)
Dr Saiful Islam (Kishoreganj-3)
Mahmudur Rahman Manna (Bogura-2)
SM Akram (Narayanganj-5)
Mofakharul Islam Nabab (Rangpur-5)
Shah Md Rahmatullah (Rangpur-1)
KM Nurur Rahman (Barishal-4)