Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that holding a free, fair and credible election is their goal and by arranging a peaceful election they want to prove that they keep commitment. BNP expels Khaleda Zia's adviser Ekramuzzaman, Abu Zafar over collecting nomination papers He said this while replying to a question from journalists at Awami League president’s office in Dhanmondi area in the city. Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said many people are making various types of comments ahead of the upcoming national election and many are speculating a lot. The minister said all these will be resolved through a fair election. “After that, a lot of criticism will end.” Responding to a question on seat sharing among the allies, the minister said, “December 17 is the last date of nomination withdrawal. We will observe, make adjustments in the meantime. Everything will be finalized by December 17.” Asked whether contesting the polls by Awami League leaders as independent candidates will cause any chaos, the Awami League general secretary said, “We are observing who want it. We have a strategic decision.” “We have time till December 17. We can make changes or corrections within the time,” Quader added. AL candidates collect nomination letters for January 7 polls amid festive mood Replying to a query about BNP’s participation in the election, Quader said, “We have no objection if they participate. We welcome them. Some of them might take part in the election. Some have already collected the nomination papers.”
The ruling Awami League on Monday started distribution of nomination letters among party's candidates for the parliamentary elections scheduled for January 7. The letter distribution programme was launched from the party president's political office in Dhanmondi. On Sunday the party unveiled the names of its 298 candidates for the counyry's 12th parliament. Candidates for two other seats Kushtia-2 and Narayanganj-5 are yet to be announced. On behalf of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, party general secretary Obaidul Quader inaugurated this programme. Quader collected his nomination letter as the second person. Then Awami League presidium member Jahangir Kabir Nanak, joint general secretary Hasan Mahmud, AFM Bahauddin Nashim, organizing secretary SM Kamal Hossain, Abu Saeed Al Mahmud Swapan, Afzal Hossain, agriculture and cooperative affairs secretary Faridur Nahar Laili and most of the candidates of the central committee collected nomination letters. After receiving the letter, Bahauddin Nashim said, 'We are working to continue the democratic process of Bangladesh. I will try to fulfill people's expectations. I am honoured to be nominated.' Afzal Hossain, who was nominated for Patuakhali-1 constituency, said, 'I have been nominated again in the 12th parliamentary elections. I express my gratitude to Bangabandhu's daughter. I will work for the people." Nomination letters have been collected for national team cricketer Shakib Al Hasan. Besides, Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan, former Railway Minister Mujibul Haque, ICT State Minister Junaid Ahmed Palak have collected party nomination letters. Party insiders said that the nomination letters of most of the party's candidates have been collected by 2 pm. On the occasion of the distribution of nomination letters of Awami League, the party's MP candidates gathered in front of the Dhanmondi office with a large number of workers and supporters from Monday morning. Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) has 300 elected seats. It has 50 other seats reserved exclusively for women who are chosen by the members elected through popular vote.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (November 27, 2023) said that permission for party leaders to run as independent candidates in the upcoming national election is a “strategic decision”. “Awami League is moving forward, changing strategy as per the need of the hour. There is no bar to dummy candidates following the guideline of the party chief (Sheikh Hasina),” he said. Obaidul Quader came up with the remarks after paying homage to Dr Shamsul Alam Khan Milon marking Shaheed Dr Milon Day on Dhaka University premises. Read: 71 AL MPs fail to get party tickets to run election He said that Awami League doesn’t need companions, as people are its strength. BNP needs accomplices for their misdeeds, said the AL leader. People of the country have been eagerly waiting for the election along with party leaders and activists as election season has already started in the country, he said. Read: AL nominates 9 new faces in Dhaka constituencies Quader, also road, transport and bridges minister, said that the upcoming election has generated a massive tide of public support that can’t be foiled by sporadic bombings and arson attacks. The Awami League general secretary also alleged that BNP is now hatching a conspiracy to foil the election after its movement failed. Read more: AL picks actor Ferdous for Dhaka-10
The ruling Awami League has brought three changes in the party's candidacies for six parliamentary seats in Sirajganj to contest the 12th parliamentary election slated for January 7.According to the list of candidates announced by the Awami League today, engineer Tanvir Shakil Joy got the ticket for Sirajganj-1 constituency (part of Kazipur-Sadar), which is the same as before. In Sirajganj-2 (part of Sadar and Kamarkhanda) however, district Awami League joint general secretary Dr Jannat Ara Talukder Henry got the nod ahead of running MP Dr Habib e Millat Munna. Dr Abdul Aziz for Sirajganj-3 (Raiganj-Tarash) remains unchanged. Read: 71 AL MPs fail to get party tickets to run election In Sirajganj-4 (Ullapara), freedom fighter Shafiqul Islam Shafi will contest the election with the boat symbol instead of MP Tanvir Imam. Abdul Momin Mondol for Sirajganj-5 constituency (Belkuchi and Chauhali) retained his candidacy. Finally, the current MP of Sirajganj-6 (Shahjadpur) Professor Marina Jahan Kabita has been replaced by her younger brother, former MP and upazila Awami League president, Chayan Islam. Read: Now CEC says election can be rescheduled if BNP decides to joinThe ruling Awami League has sold a total of 3362 nomination forms for the boat symbol (Awami League's electoral symbol) among the nomination seekers of the national elections. Earlier, on November 15, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal announced that the 12th parliamentary election of the country will be held on January 7.According to the constitution, the tenure of the current government will end on January 29, 2024.
Three state ministers have not received nominations from the ruling Awami League for the upcoming 12th parliamentary election slated for January 7 next. They are State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, State Minister of Labour Begum Mannujan Sufian and State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Zakir Hossain. Read: 69 AL MPs fail to get party tickets to run election Awami League picked Md Biplab Hasan instead of Zakir Hossain for Kurigram-4. In Mymensingh-5 (Muktagacha) constituency, Md. Abdul Hai Akond got the party nomination instead of KM Khalid while SM Kamal Hossain has been nominated for the Khulna-3 seat which is currently held by Begum Mannujan Sufian. AL general secretary Obaidul Quader announced the names of AL candidates for 298 constituencies out of 300 on Sunday afternoon. Read: Mashrafe, Shakib, get Awami League nominations for 12th National Parliament Election The ruling party didn’t declare any contenders for the Kushtia-2 and Narayanganj-5 seats. The Kushtia-2 seat is currently held by Hasanul Haq Inu of the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal and Narayanganj-5 is held by Salim Osman of the Jatiya Party (Ershad).
The ruling Awami League has introduced new candidates for nine out of 20 constituencies in Dhaka for the 12th national election. The party's general secretary, Obaidul Quader, announced the names of the candidates for 298 constituencies out of 300 at a press conference held at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on Sunday afternoon. Quader said that the list of candidates for Kushtia-2 and Narayanganj-5 constituencies will be announced later. 69 AL MPs fail to get party tickets to run election The new candidates include Sanjida Khanam for Dhaka-4, Harunur Rashid Munna for Dhaka-5, Sayeed Khokon for Dhaka-6, Solaiman Salim for Dhaka-7, AFM Bahauddin Nasim for Dhaka-8, Ferdous Ahmed for Dhaka-10, Md. Wakil Uddin for Dhaka-11, Jahangir Kabir Nanak for Dhaka-13, and Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil for Dhaka-14. Several injured in AL infighting in Khulna after announcement of AL candidates The other candidates for Dhaka constituencies are: Salman F Rahman (Dhaka-1), Kamrul Islam (Dhaka-2), Nasrul Hamid (Dhaka-3), Saber Hossain Chowdhury (Dhaka-9), Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal (Dhaka-12), Kamal Ahmed Majumdar (Dhaka-15), Elias Uddin Mollah (Dhaka-16), Mohammad A Arafat (Dhaka-17), Habib Hasan (Dhaka-18), Dr Enamur Rahman (Dhaka-19), and Benzir Ahmed (Dhaka-20). Lopsided polls will send AL into exile: Manna tells rally ending speculations
Several people were injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League after the announcement of the list of Awami League candidates on Khulna-Jashore highway at Railgate in Khulna district, creating a tense situation in the area. Anisur Rahman, general secretary of Khanjahan Ali unit Awami League, said the supporters of State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian, who failed to get the party ticket to contest the next general election, put up barricades on Khulna-Jashore highway in front of the minister’s Railgate residence after burning tyres at 4:30 pm. 69 AL MPs fail to get party tickets to run election On information, police tried to disperse them with the help of local leaders of Awami League. Hundreds of vehicles got stranded on both sides of the highway following the blockade. At one stage, a chase and counter-chase took place among the supporters of Monnujan and SM Kamal Hossain, who got the Awami League nomination from Khulna-3 constituency around 6:30 pm, leaving several people injured. Lopsided polls will send AL into exile: Manna tells rally ending speculations However, police brought the situation under control. A tense situation is prevailing in the area over the issue. Now CEC says election can be rescheduled if BNP decides to join
As many as 71 ruling party lawmakers failed to get Awami League’s tickets to contest the 12th parliamentary election slated for January 7 next. The lawmakers include Md. Mazaharul Hoque Prodhan (Panchagarh-1), Alhaj Md. Dabirul Islam (Thakurgaon-2), H.N. Ashequr Rahman (Rangpur-5), MA Matin (Kurigram-3), Md. Zakir Hossain (Kurigram-4), Md. Monowar Hossain Chowdhury (Gaibandha-4), Md. Habibar Rahman (Bogura-5), Mohammad Salim Uddin Tarafdar (Naogaon-3), Md. Emad Uddin Pk (Naogaon-4), Md. Ayeen Uddin (Rajshahi-3), Enamul Haque (Rajshahi-4), Md. Monsur Rahaman (Rajshahi-5), Md. Habibe Millat (Sirajganj-2), Tanvir Imam (Sirajganj-4) Merina Jahan (Sirajganj-6), Md. Nuruzzaman Biswas (Pabna-4), Mohammad Shahiduzzaman (Meherpur-2), Md. Shafiqul Azam Khan (Jhenaidah-3), Md. Nasir Uddin (Jashore-2), Ranajit Kumar Roy (Jashore-4), Md. Shifuzzaman (Magura-1), Md. Amirul Alam Milon (Bagerhat-4), Panchanan Biswas (Khulna-1), Begum Monnuzan Sufian (Khulna-3), Md. Akhteruzzaman (Khulna-6), Mir Mushtaque Ahmed Robi (Satkhira-2), S.M. Jaglul Hayder (Satkhira-4), Showkat Hasanur Rahman (Rimon) (Barguna-2) Md. Shah E Alam (Barishal-2), Pankaj Nath (Barishal-4), Ataur Rahman Khan (Tangail-3), Mohammad Hasan Imam Khan (Tangail-4), Md. Sanowar Hossain (Tangail-5), Joaherul Islam (Tangail-8) Abul Kalam Azad (Jamalpur-1), Md. Murad Hasan (Jamalpur-4), Md. Mozaffar Hossain (Jamalpur-5), A.K.M. Fazlul Haque (Sherpur-3), Nazim Uddin Ahmed (Mymensingh-3), K.M Khalid (Mymensingh-5), Anwarul Abedin Khan (Mymensingh-9), Manu Majumdar (Netrakona-1) and Waresat Hussain Belal (Netrakona-5). Lopsided polls will send AL into exile: Manna tells rally ending speculations The rest are Nur Mohammad (Kishoreganj-2), A.M Naimur Rahman (Manikganj-1), Md. Kazi Monirul Islam (Dhaka-5), Haji Md. Salim (Dhaka-7), Md. Shafiul Islam (Dhaka-10), A.K.M Rahmatullah (Dhaka-11) Md. Sadek Khan (Dhaka-13), Aga Khan Mintu (Dhaka-14), Mohammed Ikbal Hossain (Gazipur-3), Zahirul Haque Bhuiyan Mohan (Narsingdi-3), Manjur Hossain (Faridpur-1), Khandker Mosharraf Hossain (Faridpur-3), Mouazzam Hossain Ratan (Sunamganj-1), Jaya Sen Gupta (Sunamganj-2), Hafiz Ahmed Majumder (Sylhet-5), Nesar Ahmed (Moulvibazar-3), Gazi Mohammad Shahnawaz (Habiganj-1), Md. Abdul Majid Khan (Habiganj-2), Mohammad Ebadul Karim (Brahmanbaria-5), Mohammad Shubid Ali Bhuiyan (Cumilla-1), Nasimul Alam Chowdhury (Cumilla-8), Dr. Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir (Chandpur-1), Md Nurul Amin (Chandpur-2), Ayesha Ferdaus (Noakhali-6), Eng. Mosharraf Hossain (Chattogram-1), Didarul Alam (Chattogram-4), Shamsul Hoque Chowdhury (Chattogram-12) and Zafar Alam (Cox’s Bazar-1). Mashrafe, Shakib, get Awami League nominations for 12th National Parliament Election However, at least two MPs didn’t seek the party’s nomination to leave the field for their sons. AL general secretary Obaidul Quader announced the names of AL candidates for 298 constituencies out of 300 on Sunday afternoon. The ruling party didn’t declare its contender yet for Kushtia-2 and Narayanganj-5. BGB, BSF to step up vigilance along border ahead of polls In the outgoing 11th parliament, there are 262 lawmakers from AL out of 300 directly elected MPs, while 23 from Jatiya Party, three each from Bangladesh Workers Party and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-Jasad, 2 each from Gonoforum and Bikalpadhara Bangladesh, one each from Jatiya Party-JP, Bangladesh Tarikat Federation and three independent MPs. 12th parliamentary election: AL reveals list of candidates for 298 constituencies
Nagorik Oikya President Mahmudur Rahman Manna on Sunday warned that another lopsided national election will this time send Awami League into exile. "I know what their (AL’s) purpose is. They’ll put (ballot) boxes in different places somehow on 7th January and then will announce the results in the evening. It is not an election that we need to resist,” he said. Speaking at a rally of Ganatantra Mancha in front of the Jatiya Press Club, Manna said the government will not be able to do anything good instead of holding a farcical election, no matter how hard it tries. "We are saying the country’s people and the world community have rejected this election. I say good days are coming. Wait to see what may happen. This is not an election for the government or for the Awami League...it will send them into exile... wait to see it,” he said. AL picks actor Ferdous for Dhaka-10 Amid various speculations due to his inaction and absence on the streets since the announcement of the schedule for the national election, Manna, a former Awami League leader, today (Sunday) joined a rally of Ganatantra Mancha in support of the 48-hour countrywide blockade. Manna he said could not attend recent street programmes of their alliance as he was sick. “I am still sick. I came here as a question has been raised about my whereabouts…Mahmudur Rahman Manna is not a broker.” Manna said people have been extending their support to the opposition’s hartals and blockades, no matter what the government says. He said they will continue their movement against the government and the unilateral election. Manna slammed the government for its ‘evil’ efforts to split different parties and hire people for the election. Saiful Haque, general secretary of the Revolutionary Workers Party, said they are enforcing the nationwide blockade tackling state-sponsored terrorism and a reign of terror. “We give breaks now and then to give people relief. But we’re getting ready for the ultimate movement.” He said people are waking up again to protect their right to vote and the democracy. Earlier, over a hundred leaders and workers of Ganatantra Mancha staged a demonstration in Bijoynagar and Topkhana Road areas in the city. The leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies also brought out sudden processions in different areas during the first day of the 48-hour blockade. AL won’t tolerate any whipping from outside to stay in power: PM Hasina Apart from Ganatantra Mancha, LDP, Gono Odhikar Parishad, the 12-party alliance, and Left Democratic Alliance, Jatiyatabadi Somomona Jote, Labour Party, and Gonoforum and People’s Party staged demonstrations and rallies in Bijoynagar, Nayapaltan Old Paltan, Panthapath and Jatiya Press Club areas.
The Awami League has nominated actor Ferdous Ahmed for the Dhaka-10 constituency for the upcoming 12th parliamentary election. The announcement was made by party General Secretary Obaidul Quader at a press conference at the party's central office at Bangabandhu Avenue on Sunday. Read: 12th parliamentary election: Shakib gets AL nomination for Magura-1 constituency Earlier, the actor submitted AL nomination forms for Dhaka-10 and Dhaka-18 constituencies.