AL aside 6 seats for alliance: Quader

AL aside 60 seats for alliance: Quader

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:57 PM, 7 December 2018   Updated: 05:02 PM, 7 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Awami League on Friday finalized its candidates for 240 constituencies keeping aside 60 seats for its alliance partners for contesting the 11thparliamentary 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 Haque Inu, five for Bangladesh Workers Party, three for Bikalpadhara Bangladesh(BDB), two for Tarikat Federation, one for Ambia-led JSD faction, two for Jatiya Party (Manju).

"If the alliance partners want to contest the election with their electoral symbols they can do so," he said.

The ruling party also declared its single candidates for 17 constituencies where it gave nominations to more than one candidate earlier.

Among those, Awami League former general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam was finalized for Kishoreganj-1 constituency while Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury for Rangpur-6.