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Saad Ershad wins Rangpur 3 by-polls

  • Published at 08:01 pm October 5th, 2019
Saad Ershad
File photo of Rahgir Al Mahi alias Saad Ershad, the eldest son of late Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad Focus Bangla

The constituency fell vacant following the death of Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on July 14.

Jatiya Party's (JaPa) Saad Ershad has been unofficially declared elected in the Rangpur 3 by-polls.

Saad Ershad, son of late JaPa Chairman HM Ershad, bagged 58,878 votes, while his nearest rival BNP-nominated Rita Rahman polled 16,947,

Returning Officer and Regional Election Officer Shahtab Uddin made the unofficial announcement of the results Saturday evening.

Earlier in the day, voting in the by-election was held peacefully.

The constituency fell vacant following the death of JaPa Chairman HM Ershad on July 14.

The Election Commission announced schedule for the by-polls on September 1.

Four more candidates -- independent candidate Hossain Mokbul Shahriar Asif, NPP’s Shafiul Alam, Gano Front’s Kazi M Shahidullah Bayazid and Khelafat Majlish’s Towhidur Rahman Mandal – were also in the election race.

Ruling Awami League withdrew its candidates in support of the JaPa contestant.