Nine file nominations for Rangpur 3 by-polls

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 22:52, Sep 09, 2019 | Updated : 22:54, Sep 09, 2019

Nine aspirant candidates finally submitted their nomination papers by the last date today for contesting in the Rangpur-3 parliamentary constituency by-poll scheduled to be held on for Oct 5 next, reports BSS.
Rangpur Regional Election Office of the Election Commission, also the Returning Officer’s Office for by-poll in Rangpur-3 seat, wore a festive look when the aspirant candidates of major political parties went there on Monday (Sept 9) to submit their nomination papers.
“A total of nine intending candidates today submitted nomination papers to vie in the Rangpur-3 by-poll,” Rangpur Regional Election Officer and Returning Officer for by polls in Rangpur-3 constituency GM Sahatab Uddin told BSS.
Earlier, the Rangpur-3 parliamentary constituency fell vacant following the death of Leader of the Opposition and Jatiya Party (JaPa) Chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad on Jul 14 last.
The candidates who submitted their nomination papers are Awami League (AL) nominated candidate Advocate Rezaul Karim Razu, JaPa nominated candidate Rahgir Al Mahi alias Saad Ershad, BNP-nominated candidate Rita Rahman, BNP leader and independent candidate Kawser Zaman Babla, independent candidate Hossain Mokbul Shahriar Asif, National People Party leader Shafiul Alam, Tauhidur Rahman Mandal Raju of Khelafat Majlish, Muhammad Shahidullah of Gano Front and Ekramul Haque of Bangladesh Congress.
“Earlier, a total of 12 aspirant candidates collected their nomination papers to vie in the upcoming Rangpur-3 by-poll,” the Returning Officer said.
However, three of them, including AL leader Abdul Mazid, JaPa leaders SM Fakhr-uz-Zaman Jahangir and SM Yasser did not submit their nominations papers by the last date on Monday.
The Election Commission (EC) announced the schedule for the by-poll in the Rangpur parliamentary constituency on Sept 1 last.
“As per the announced schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers was Sept 9, submitted nomination papers will be scrutinised on Sept 11 and last date for withdrawal of candidature is Sept 16 next,” Sahatab added.
He said voting of the by-election will be held on Oct 5 using the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at all polling booths of the constituency.