Dhaka, Dec 7 (UNB) – BNP on Friday finalised 206 candidates to contest the 11th parliamentary elections with its election symbol ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ as only 23 days are left before the nation goes to the polls on December 30.
Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir formally presented the list at a p press conference at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in the evening.
“We’re announcing the names of candidates for 206 seats. We’ll disclose the names of 94 candidates of the 20-party, Oikyafront and that of our undecided ones tomorrow (Saturday),” he said.
He said they are taking part in the election as part of their democratic movement to free Khaleda Zia from jail amid serious adversities.
Fakhrul urged the BNP leaders and activists to remain united and work for the party-nominated candidates to ensure their victory.
He said their party standing committee member finalised the candidates considering various aspects.
However, he announced only the names of 202 candidates.
Earlier in the day, Awami League announced the list of its contestants for 240 constituencies and set aside 60 seats for its alliance partners.
BNP’s final candidates in Rangpur division are Barrister Naushad Zamir (Panchagarch-1), Farhad Hossain Azad (Panchagrach-2), Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir (Thakurgaon-1), Zahedur Rahman (Thakurgaon-3), MD Sadik Reaz (Dinajpur-2), Mohammad Akhtaruzzamn Bhuiyan (Dinajpur-4), AZM Rezanul Haque (Dinajpur-5), Rafiqul Islam, (Nilphamari-1), Hasan Rajib Pradhan (Lalmonirhat-1), MD Rokanuddin Babul ( (Lalmonirhat-2), Asadul Habib Dulu (Lalmonirhat 3), Mohammad Ali Sarker (Rangpur-2), Rita Rahman (Rangpur-3, Emdadul Haque Bharsa (Rangpur-4), Saiful Islam (Rangpur-6), Saifur Rahman Rana (Kurigram -1), Tajvirul Islam (Kurigram-3), Azizur Rahman (Kurigram-4), Farroque Kabir Ahmed (Gaibandha-4), Farrukh Alam Sarker (Gaibandha-5).
Those who got BNP’s final nomination in Rajshahi division are Fazlur Rahman (Joypurhat-1), Abu Yusuf Mohammad Khalilur Rahman ((Joypurhat-2), Kazi Rafiqul Islam, (Bogura-1), Mosharraf Hossain (Bogura-4), Golam Mohammad Siraj, (Bogura-5), Md Shahjahan Miah (Chapainawabganj-1), MD Aminul Islam (Chapainawabganj-2), Md Harunur Rashid (Chapainawabganj-3), Mustafizur Rahman (Naogaon–1), Shamsuz Zoha Khan (Naogaon-2), Parvez Arefin Siddique Jony (Naogaon –3), Shamsul Alam Pramanik (Naogaon –4), Jahedul Islam Dholu (Naogaon-5), Alamgir Kabir (Naogaon-6), Barrister Aminul Haque (Rajshahi-1), Mizanur Rahman Minu, (Rajshahi-2) Shafiqul Haque Milon (Rajshahi-3), Abu Hena (Rajshahi-4), Prof Nazrul Islam (Rajshahi-5), Abu Sayeed Chand (Rajshahi-6, Kamrun Nahar Shirin, (Natore-1), Sabina Yesmin Chobi, (Natore-2), Daudar Mahmud (Natore-3), Abdul Aziz (Natore-4), Rumana Morshed Kanak Chapa (Sirajganj-1), Abdul Mannan Taluker (Sirajganj-3), Amirul Islam Khan Alim (Sirajganj-5), Kamruddin Ehiya Khan Majlish (Sirajganj-6), AKM Selim Reza Habib (Pabana-2), KM Anwarul Islam (Pabna-3) and Habibur Rahman Habib (Pabna-4).
BNP’s final runners under Khulna divisions are Masud Arun (Meherpur-1), Javed Masud ((Meherpur-2), Reza Ahmed Bachchu Mollah (Kusthina-1), Jakir Hossain Sarker (Kushtia-3), Mehedi Ahmed Rumi (Kushtia-4), Md Shaheeduzzaman (Chuadanga-1), Mahmud Hasan Khan (Chuadanga-2), Abdul Majid (Jhenaidah-2), Saiful Islam Firoz (Jhenaidah-4), Mofiqul Hasan Tripti (Jashore-1), Aninda Islam Amith (Jashore-3), Manwar Hossain Khan, (Magura-1), Netai Roy Chowdhury (Magura-2), Sajjad Hossain (Narail-1), Sheikh Masud Rana (Bagerhat-1), MA Salam (Bagerhat-2), Amir Ezaz Khan (Khulna-1), Nazrul Islam Manju (Khulna-2), Rakibul Islam Bakul (Khulna-3), Azizul Bari Helal (Khulna-4) and Habibul Islam Habib (Satkhira-1).
Those who got final BNP ticket under Barishal division are Altaf Hossain Chowdhury (Patuakhali-1), Golam Maula Rony (Patuakhali-3), ABM Mosharraf Hossain (Patuakhali-4), Hafiz Ibrahim (Bhola-2), Major (retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed (Bhola-3), Nazimuddin Alam (Bhola-4), Jahir Uddin Swapon (Barishal-1), Sharfuddin Santu (Barishal-2), Zainul Abedin (Barishal-3), Mujibur Rahman Sarwar (Barishal-5), Abul Hossain Khan (Barishal-6), Barrister Shahjahan Omar (Jhalakathi-1), Jeba Amin Khan (Jhalakathi-2) and Rulul Amin Dulal (Pirojpur-3).
BNP’s final candidates under Mymensingh division are Sultan Mohammad Babu (Jamalpur-2), Mostafizur Rahman Babul (Jamalpur-3), Faridul Kabir Talukder Shamim (Jamalpur-4) Shah Wares Ali Mamun (Jamalpur-5), Dr Sanseela Jebrin (Sherpur-1), Mokhlesur Rahman Ripon (Sherpur-2), Mahmudul Haque Rubel (Sherpur-3), Shah Shaheed Sarwar (Mymenshingh-2), Ahmed Tayebur Rahman Hiron (Mymenshingh-3), Jakir Hossain (Mymenshingh-5), Shamsuddin Ahmed (Mymenshingh-6), Joynal Abedin (Mymenshingh-7), Khurram Chowdhury (Mymenshingh-9), Fokhruddin Ahmed Bachchu (Mymenshingh-11), Kaiser Kamal (Netrokona-1), Dr. Anwarul Haque (Netrokona-2), Rafiqul Islam Hilali (Netrokona-3), Tahmina Zaman (Netrokona-4).
Those who got BNP’s final ticket in Dhaka division are Rezaul Karim Khan Chunnu (Kishoreganj-1), Mejor (retd) Akhtaruzzaman (Kishoreganj-2), Fazlur Rahman (Kishoreganj-4), Mujibur Rahman Iqbal (Kishoregan-5), Md Shariful Islam (Kishoreganj-6), Shahidul Islam (Tangail-1), Sultan Salahuddin Tuku (Tangail-2), Mahmudul Hasan (Tangail-5), Goutam Chakraborty (Tangail-6), Abul Kalam Azad Siddiqi (Tangail-7), SA Jinna Kabir (Manikganj-1), Moinul Islam Khan (Manikganj-2), Shah Moazzem Hossain (Munshiganj-1), Mizanur Rahman Sinha (Munshiganj-2), Abdul Hai (Munshiganj-3), Irfan Ibne Aman (Dhaka-2), Gayeshwar Chandra Roy (Dhaka-3), Salahuddin Ahmed (Dhaka-4), Mirza Abbas (Dhaka-8), Shamim Ara Begum (Dhaka-11), Saiful Alam Nirob (Dhaka-12), Abdus Salam (Dhaka-13), Ahsan Ullah Hasan (Dhaka-16), Dewan Salahuddin Ahmed (Dhaka-19), Tamijuddin (Dhaka-20). Chowdhury Tanvir Ahmed Siddiqui, (Gazipur-1), Salahuddin Sarker (Gazipur-2), Shah Reazul Hannan (Gazipur-4), Fazlul Haq Milon (Gazipur-5), Khairul Kabir Khokan (Narsingdi-1), Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan (Narsingdi-2), Sarder Sakhawat Hossain Bakul (Narsingdi-4), Nazrul Islam Azad, (Narayanganj-2), Ali Newaj Omar Khaiyam (Rajbari-1) Nasirul Haque Sabu (Rajbari-2), Shah Mohammad Abu Zafar (Faridpur-1), Shama Obaed (Faridpur-2), Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf (Faridpur-3), Iqbal Hossain (Faridpur-4), FE Saifuzzaman (Gopalganj-1), Sirajul Islam Siraj (Gopalganj-2), Afzal Hossain (Gopalganj-3), Sajjad Hossain Siddiqui (Madaripur-1), Milton Baidya (Madaripur-2), Anisur Rahman Khokon Talukder (Madaripur-3), Shafikur Rahman Kiron (Shariatpur-2) and Mia Nuruddin Ahmed Apu (Shariatpur-3).
BNP’s selected final contenders in Sylhet division are Nojir Hossain (Sunamganj-1), Nasir Chowdhury (Sunamganj-2), Fazlul Haque Apsia (Sunamganj-4), Mizanur Ahmed Chowdhury (Sunamganj-5), Shafi Ahmed Chowdhury (Sylhet-3), Dildar Hossain Selim (Sylhet-4), Nasiruddin Ahmed (Moulvibazar-1), Naser Rahman (Moulvibazar-3), Mojibur Rahman (Moulvibazar-4) and GK Gaus (Habiganj-3).
Those who will contest the election with BNP’s final nomination in Chattogram division are Ekramuzzaman (Brahmanbaria-1), Khaled Hossain Mahbub Shyamol (Brahmanbaria-3), Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain ( Cumilla-1, 2), Kazi Mujibul Haque (Cumilla-3), Jakaria Taher Sumon (Cumilla-8), Anwarul Azim (Cumilla-9), Mosharraf Hossain (Chandpur-1), Dr Jalal Uddin (Chandpur-2), Abdul Hannan (Chandpur-4), Mominul Haque (Chandpur-5), Joynal Abedin (Feni-2), Akbar Hossain (Feni-3), Mahbubuddin Khokan (Noakhal-1), Zainul Abedin Farroque (Noakhal-2), Barkatullah Bulu (Noakhal-3), Mohammad Shahjahan (Noakhal-4), Moudud Ahmed (Noakhal-5), Fazlul Azim (Noakhal-6), Abul Khayer Bhuiyan (Laxmipur-2), Shahiduddin Chowdhury Anee (Laxmipur-3), Nurul Amin (Chattogram-1), Ajibullah Bahar (Chattogram-2), Ishaq Chowdhury (Chattogram -4) Jasimuddin Sikder (Chattogram -6), Kutubuddin Bahar (Chattogram -7), Dr Shahadat Hossain (Chattogram -9), Abdullah Al Noman (Chattogram -10), Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury (Chattogram -11), Enamul Haque (Chattogram -12), Sarwar Jamal Nizam (Chattogram -13), Zafrul Islam Chowdhury (Chattogram -16), Hasina Ahmed (Cox’s Bazar-1), Almgir M Mahfuzullah Farid (Cox’s Bazar-2),Lutfur Rahman Kajol (Cox’s Bazar-3),Shahjahan Chowdhury (Cox’s Bazar-4), Shahidul Islam Bhuiyan (Khagrachhri), Moni Swapan Dewan (Rangamati) and Sa Chin Pru (Bandarban).
Dhaka, Dec 7 (UNB) - Gano Forum aspirant Dr Reza Kibria on Friday got back his candidature for Habiganj-1 constituency as the Election Commission declared his nomination paper valid after hearing.
Reza Kibira, also son of former Finance Minister Shah AMS Kibria, filed his nomination paper to run the 11th parliamentary elections slated for December 30 from the parliamentary seat.
But, the returning officer had turned down his nomination paper for credit card default during scrutiny.
On Tuesday, the Gano Forum contestant filed a petition with the EC challenging the decision of the returning officer.
The EC, the appellate body, on Friday afternoon heard his petition and declared him as a valid candidate.
Since Gano Forum is a component of BNP-led Jatiya Oikyafront, Reza Kibria is going to contest the polls with the 'Sheaf of Paddy' symbol from Habiganj-1 parliamentary seat.
As per the election office, Reza did not pay Tk 5,500 withdrawn against a credit card of City Bank Ltd.
After rejection of his nomination paper, Reza Kibria said he could not pay the credit card bill in time as he had been in abroad for long. But he had already paid it.
Dhaka, Dec 7 (UNB) - Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, on Friday postponed its decision to announce the final list of candidates for the forthcoming general election.
Alliance media wing member Latiful Bari Hamim said the Oikyafront steering committee on Thursday evening decided to present the list of their final candidates at a press conference at 3pm today, but it has been postponed.
Contacted, Gano Forum executive president Subrata Chowdhury said they rescinded their decision due to an unavoidable reason.
He said they may announce it any time tonight or Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, Awami League announced the list of its contestants for 240 constituencies and set aside 60 seats for its alliance partners.
BNP neither disclosed the final list of its candidates nor that of the alliance.
Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said they would disclose their candidate at night, but later the party postponed it.
Dhaka, Dec 7 (UNB) – Awami League on Friday finalised its candidates for 240 constituencies keeping aside 60 seats for its alliance partners for contesting the 11th parliamentary elections.
AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader came up with the disclosure at a press briefing at the party chief’s Dhanmondi political office.
Jatiya Party (Ershad) will get 40-42 seats, he told reporters.
The ruling party kept three constituencies for Juktofront, three for Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) faction led by Hasanul Haq Inu, five for Bangladesh Workers Party, three for Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB), two for Tarikat Federation, one for Ambia-led JSD and two for Jatiya Party (Manju).
“If the alliance partners want to contest the election with their electoral symbols, they can do so,” Quader said.
The ruling party also declared its single candidates for 17 constituencies where it gave nominations to more than one candidate earlier.
Of them, Awami League former General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam was finalised for Kishoreganj-1 constituency while Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury for Rangpur-6, AKM Shahjahan for Laxmipur-3, Nizam Uddin Jalil for Naogaon-5, BM Kabirul Haque for Narail-1, Dhrendra Devnath Shamvu for Barguna-1, Abul Kalam Azad for Jamalpur-1, Shahidul Islam Bakul for Natore-1, Md Mozaffar Hossain for Jamalpur-5, Habibur Rahman Mollah for Dhaka-5, Haji Mohammad Salim for Dhaka-7, Akbar Hossain Pathan (Faruk) for Dhaka-17, Nurul Amin for Chandpur-2 and Chhoto Monir for Tangail-2.
Dhaka, Dec 7 (UNB) – BNP on Friday alleged that various instructions are being given to the Election Commission regularly ‘from the Prime Minister’s Office’ to implement the government agenda.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also questioned the neutrality of three Election Commissioners.
“Election Commissioners M Rafiqul Islam, Kabita Khanam and Shahdat Hossain have been playing important roles in holding the upcoming election, but there is a hearsay that they’re working in favour of the ruling party,” he said.
The BNP leader also alleged that Prime Minister’s adviser HT Imam regularly discuss various issues with the three commissioners.
Of the trio, he said, the senior most one was given the main charge for implementing the government’s agenda. “HT imam gives his all directives through the Commissioner.”
“Various instructions are being sent from the Prime Minister's Office to the Chief Election Commissioner through messengers, and it has been confirmed from the CEC's office,” Rizvi claimed.
He alleged that a cell has been set up at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to control the returning officers. “The nominations of BNP candidates and Awami League’s rebel independent ones were scrapped during scrutiny on December 2 as per the suggestion of the cell.”
The BNP leader alleged that there was a strong instruction from the cell about the ruling party’s rebel candidates. “The Election Commission during the appeal hearing is also following the same direction regarding the independent candidates.”
He said they came to know that former election commissioner Mobarak Hossain has been made the legal adviser to the ruling party’s election steering cell.
Besides, the BNP leader said, 12 police officials have been given the charge to help the ruling party rig votes in different regions.
Rizvi said they have also go information that the National Security Intelligence (NSI) officials have been asked to prepare a list of the election observers. “The Intelligence agency has already formed an alliance titled ‘Election Working Forum’ with 20 organisations registered with the Election Commission.”
He said a list of 20,000 local election observers under the alliance has been made and they will be there at polling stations to work in favour of Awami League.