Dhaka, Nov 28 (UNB) – BNP has formed an election steering committee headed by its standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan to oversee the election activities of the party.
The committee has been formed as per the party high command’s decision, BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan told UNB on Wednesday.
He said the names of other members of the committee will be announced very soon.
Nazrul, also the coordinator of the 20-party alliance, did not file his nomination to contest the election from any seat as he was made the chief of the BNP election steering committee, party insiders said.
Sylhet, Nov 28 (UNB) – Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said a congenial election environment is now prevailing in the country.
“There’s no conflicting atmosphere this time no matter who says what,” he said while talking to reporters on the premises of the Deputy Commissioner’s office.
Muhith was accompanying his younger brother Dr AK Abdul Momen who submitted the nomination paper to the returning officer for contesting the general election as an Awami League candidate from Sylhet-1 constituency.
The veteran minister also said the present government developed the country in such a way that Awami League will register a landslide victory in the forthcoming election billed for December 30.
Thakurgaon, Nov 28 (UNB) – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said their party is taking part in the general election to have their chairperson Khaleda Zia freed from jail and people’s voting rights restored.
“We’re also in the election race to restore democracy and people’s all rights,” he said while talking to reporters after submitting his nomination paper here.
Fakhrul together with party leaders and activists went to the district returning officer’s office around 3:30pm and submitted his nomination paper to contest the election from Thakurgaon-1 constituency.
The BNP leader said he is also going to contest the polls from Bagura-6 parliamentary seat following the directives of the party high command.
“We hope democracy will win and the autocracy will fall through the election as per people’s hopes and aspirations,” he added.
Earlier, current MP and Awami League-nominated candidate from the same seat Ramesh Chandra Sen submitted his nomination paper to the returning officer around 11:30am.
Dhaka, Nov 28 (UNB) – As uncertainty looms large over the participation of their chairperson in the election, BNP’s three other leaders, including Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, submitted nomination papers in Bagura-6, Bagura-7 and Feni-1 seats alongside Khaleda Zia.
Party insiders said they fielded alternatives candidates in the three seats of Khaleda as her nomination is likely to be declared void following Tuesday’s High Court observation that those who have been sentenced to over two years’ jail by a lower court in any graft case with appeal pending will not be allowed to contest elections.
Bagura district BNP president Saiful Islam submitted Khaleda’s nomination paper for Bagura-6 seat to returning officer Foyez Ahmed around 12 noon.
He also filed a nomination paper in favour BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in the same seat.
Earlier in the day, Fakhrul submitted his nomination paper to the returning officer in Tahkurgaon for contesting the polls from Thakurgaon-1 seat.
Former BNP MP Helaluzzaman Talukder Lalu submitted Khaleda’s nomination paper for Bagura-7 constituency to the Shahjahanpur Upazia Nirbahi Officer at noon.
Gabtoli upazila BNP general secretary Morshed Alam Milton also submitted nomination form in the same seat as an alternative party candidate, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.
He said Khaleda’s nomination was also submitted in the Feni-1 seat while Dhaka south city unit Jubo Dal President Rafiqul Islam Majnu filed nomination in the same seat as an alternative candidate.