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Mintoo, Alal, Sohel not contesting polls

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 07:36 PM, 28 November 2018   Updated: 09:09 PM, 28 November 2018

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BNP vice-chairman Abdul Awal Mintoo, joint secretary generals Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal and Habibun Nabi Khan Sohel are not contesting in the 11th parliamentary elections held on December 30.

BNP chairperson’s press wing member Shayrul Kabir Khan confirmed the matter. He, however, could not tell the reasons behind their decisions.

According to party sources, Abdul Awal Mintoo backtracked on his decision to join the upcoming elections as he did not get the nomination from Barishal-2. The party has nominated him from Barishal-5 instead.

Meanwhile, Election Commission has revised polls schedule and decided to take the 11th parliamentary elections on December 30.

The authorities have fixed November 28 as the deadline for filing nomination papers, December 2 for scrutiny and December 9 last date of withdrawal.