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AL finalizes candidates for 240 seats

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 02:58 PM, 7 December 2018   Updated: 02:58 PM, 7 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Ruling party Awami League (AL) has announced its’ candidatures for 240 seats for contesting the upcoming 11th parliamentary elections.

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader announced this today (on Friday) while handing over final nomination papers to candidates at party chief’s Dhanmondi office.  

Obaidul Quader said, “We left 60 seats for our Grand Alliance partners.”

“40 seats were given to HM Ershad’s Jatiya Party (JaPa),” he informed.

He also informed, “A total of five  constituencies were finalized for Workers’ Party, three for Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) and as many as for Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Inu), two for Jatiya Party (Manju), two for Bangladesh Tariqat Federation and one for Ambia-led JSD.”  

“If any alliance partner wants to contest the polls with its own electoral symbol in any constituency, it will be allowed to do so,” Obaidul said while briefing the reporters.

The 11th parliamentary elections will be held on December 30. As per the polls schedule, the deadline for filing the nomination papers was November 28. The authorities have fixed December 2 for scrutiny and December 9 the last date for nomination withdrawal.