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By-polls to Papul`s constituency on April 11

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:06 PM, 3 March 2021   Updated: 07:07 PM, 3 March 2021

By-polls to Papul`s constituency on April 11

By-polls to Papul`s constituency on April 11

By-election to Lakshmipur-2 constituency will be held on April 11, which declared vacant following the conviction of lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Papul in Kuwait.

EC Secretary Humayun Kabir Khandaker came up with the information at the end of the commission meeting at the Election Commission building on Wednesday.

The last date for submission of nomination papers is March 18. The date for the selection of nomination papers is March 19 while the last date for withdrawal of candidacy is March 24.

Earlier on February 22, a notification was issued regarding the cancellation of Shahid Islam Papul's MP post. His post has shown vacant since January 28.

According to the gazette notification, Papul has been sentenced to four years' rigorous imprisonment for moral turpitude by a Kuwait court on January 28 this year. For this reason, he is not eligible to be a Member of Parliament as per Article 66 (2) (d) of the Constitution of Bangladesh.

That is why his seat has become vacant from the date of pronouncement of the verdict as per Article 67 (1) (d) of the constitution.

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