Dhaka, Sept 7 (UNB) – Ruling Awami League on Saturday selected Rangpur District AL General Secretary Mohammad Rezaul Karim Razu to stand in the upcoming by election of Rangpur-3.
The decision was taken at a meeting of Awami League Parliamentary Board (ALPB) and Awami League Local Government Nomination Board with Awami League president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
The meeting was held at the Prime Minister's official residence Ganobhaban.
Some 16 intending candidates submitted their nomination papers for getting Awami League ticket to vie in Rangpur-3 by-election slated for October 5.
The aspirants were AL Advisory Council Member Chowdhury Khalekuzzaman, Rangpur District AL General Secretary Mohammad Rezaul Karim Razu, Rangpur district unit AL Organizing Secretary Advocate Anwarul Islam, Rangpur City AL President Mohammad Safiur Rahman, Rangpur City AL General Secretary Tushar Kanti Mandal, Rangpur district AL Publicity and Publication Secretary Rozy Rahman, Rangpur City AL Publicity and Publication Secretary Rezaul Islam Milon, Rangpur City AL Labor Affairs Secretary Abdul Majid, Rangpur District Awami League acting President Momtaj Uddin Ahmed, Rangpur City AL Member Mosaddak Hossain Bablu, Rangpur district Awami League office Secretary ATM Tohidur Rahman Tutul, Rangpur District Awami Swechchhasebak League Vice-President Mohammad Golam Rabbani Biplob, Rangpur City AL Member Mohammad Delwar Hossain, Rangpur City AL Vice-President Dilsad Islam and Habibul Haque Sarker.
Election Commission on September 1 announced the by-polls to the Rangpur-3 constituency that fell vacant following the death of Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad will be held on October 5.
As per the schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers is September 9 while the date for scrutinising those is September 11 and the last date of withdrawal of candidature is September 16.
The election will begin at 9 am and continue till 5 pm.
HM Ershad died on July 14 this year.
The EC has a constitutional obligation to complete the by-polls within 90 days after it fell vacant.
A total of 4,42,072 people are scheduled to exercise their franchise in the election. Of them, 2,21,310 are men and 2,20, 762 women.