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Quader buys 2 nomination form for Sheikh Hasina

Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh.com
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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader bought two nomination forms for party President Sheikh Hasina for the upcoming 11th parliamentary election on Friday morning.

One of the forms was bought for contesting the election from Gopalganj-3 Quader handed over the forms to AL's Religious Affairs Secretary Sheikh Abdullah.

Obaidul Quader said the name of the constituency for which the other form was bought will be disclosed later.

In this morning, the ruling party started selling the party’s nomination papers. Obaidul Quader inaugurated the sale of nomination forms at AL president’s Dhanmondi political office at around 10:00 am with the purchase of a nomination paper on behalf of the party President Sheikh Hasina.

Obaidul Quader bought another form for Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury for contesting the polls from Rangpur-6 and handed over it to Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah.

Later, AL joint secretary Mahbub Ul Alam Hanif bought another form for AL general secretary Quader to contest the polls from the Noakhali-5 constituency.

In his introductory speech on the occasion, Quader said the selling of nomination forms started amid huge enthusiasm of the party followers.

Responding to a query, he said the last date for selling nomination form will be fixed after a meeting of AL Parliamentary Board to be held with its president Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

The party fixed Tk 30,000 as the price for each nomination form for the general election which will be held on December 23. A total of eight booths have been opened for selling the forms.

Huge number leaders and activists of Awami League crowded in and around the party office since this morning to collect nomination papers.

On Thursday, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced that the 11th parliamentary election will be held on December 23. According to the schedule, the last date for filing nomination papers for candidacy is November 19. The returning officers will scrutinise the nomination papers on November 22 while the last date for withdrawing candidature is November 29.

DailyBangladesh/Nishi

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