Jatiya Party picks Saad Ershad for Rangpur by-polls

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 16:40, Sep 08, 2019 | Updated : 16:52, Sep 08, 2019

Rahgir Alam Mahir alias Saad Ershad, the foster son of late party founder HM Ershad. COURTESYJatiya Party (JP) has nominated Rahgir Alam Mahir alias Saad Ershad, the foster son of late party founder HM Ershad, to contest the Rangpur 3 by-election slated for Oct 5.
Secretary General Masiur Rahman Ranga announced the nomination during a press conference at the party’s Banani office in the capital on Sunday (Sept 8).
Ranga also informed the media that a meeting of the party’s parliamentary party, scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed.
The senior JP leader, however, did not say when the meeting of party lawmakers will be held.
The Rangpur 3 (Sadar) constituency fell vacant following Ershad’s death on Jul 14.
The Election Commission has a constitutional obligation to complete the by-polls within 90 days after it fell vacant.
On Sept 1, the Election Commission (EC) announced the schedule for the Rangpur by-polls.
Voting of the by-election will be held on Oct 5 using the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) across the constituency.
As per the schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers is September 9, while the date for scrutinizing those is Sept 11, and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is Sept 16.
The election will begin at 9am and continue till 5pm.
As many as 442,072 people are scheduled to exercise their franchise in the election. Of them, 221,310 are men, and 220, 762 women.