The party leaders are working hard to get the nomination of Awami League in the by-election of Comilla-6 (Chandina) constituency. As of Monday, seven people have collected application forms for party nominations.
Comilla North District Awami League senior vice president and former vice chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Professor Pran Gopal Dutta, Chandina Upazila Awami League president and late MP Ali Ashraf’s son Muntakim Ashraf alias Titu has taken application form for party nomination in the October 8 elections. Awami League joint general secretary. Shahid Ullah, Comilla North District Awami League member Nazneen Akter, Comilla North District Awami League member Zakir Hossain alias Azad, Upazila Krishak League Legal Secretary Shahjalal Bhuiyan alias Shipon and Upazila Awami League member Mujibur Rahman. Among them, Pran Gopal Dutt was a candidate in the December 30, 2016 election.
According to party leaders and workers, party president Sheikh Hasina does not like a long list of candidates. So they want to get any one of Pran Gopal Dutt and Muntakim Ashraf as party candidates in Chandina.
If you want to know the Returning Officer and Comilla Regional Election Officer. Dulal Talukder said, last July 30 Comilla-6 seat Awami League MP. Ali Ashraf died. Secretary of the Election Commission Secretariat Humayun Kabir Khandaker announced the schedule for the vacant seat on the morning of September 2. According to the schedule, nomination papers should be submitted by September 13, selection on September 14, withdrawal on September 19 and allotment of symbols on September 20. EVM voting will take place on October 8.
Meanwhile, a press release signed by Bangladesh Awami League office secretary Biplob Barua said applications for party nominations could be collected from party president Sheikh Hasina’s political office in Dhanmondi from September 4 to 6 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
When asked, Pran Gopal Dutt said, ‘I will vote. I have collected the application form for the party nomination for that.
Upazila Awami League president Muntakim Ashraf said, ‘I sat down with the leaders and workers of Chandina Upazila Awami League and allied organizations, they requested me to get elected. So I have collected the form.
Upazila Awami League general secretary Mohiuddin Alam said, “I want the son of late MP Ali Ashraf as a candidate.”
Faisal Bari Majumder, organizing secretary of Upazila Krishak League, said, ‘Pran Gopal Dutta is a dedicated leader of Awami League. We want to see him as a party candidate. He will get party nomination due to his honesty and merit.
Comilla North District Awami League general secretary Roshan Ali said the party’s nomination board and president would select the party candidate. Now many can ask for party nomination.