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13 candidates of AL-led 14-party alliance to contest with boat symbol

Ruling Awami League has shared a sum total of 13 seats with its 14-party alliance partners

Update : 28 Nov 2018, 12:04 AM

Ruling Awami League has shared five seats with Bangladesh Workers Party, three with Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JaSod), two with Bangladesh Tarikat Federation (BTF), two with Sharif Nurul Ambia's faction of JaSoD,  and one with Jatiya Party (JaPa) for the 11th parliamentary election.

Workers Party Chairman Rashed Khan Menon will contest Dhaka 8, while party General Secretary Fazle Hasan Badsha  - Rajshahi 2, Mustafa Lutfullah - Satkhira 1, Yunus Ali - Thakurgoan 3, and Tipu Sultan - Barisal 3, with the boat symbol.

Fazle Hasan Badsha told the Dhaka Tribune over phone that they were allocated five seats and they hope to get two more.

Three JaSoD candidates

JaSoD President Hasanul Haq Inu will contest the Kushtia 2 constituency while party General Secretary Shirin Akhter - Feni 2 and AKM Rezaul Karim Tansen will contest Bogra 4.

Shirin Akhter told Dhaka Tribune over phone that they were awarded three seats.

Two BTF candidates 

BTF Chairman Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizvandary and Lakshmipur Awami League unit leader Anowar Hossain Khan were given official candidacy from the ruling party for the Chittagong 2 and Lakshmipur 1 constituencies.

Nazibul Bashar was elected from the Chittagong 2 constituency in 2014.

Syed Tayabul Bashar Maizvandary, joint secretary of BTF collected the nomination form from Awami League president’s political office on Tuesday morning, on behalf of the party chief.

Meanwhile, Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman Anowar Hossain Monju will contest from Pirojpur 2 with the boat symbol.

Wednesday has been set as the last date for submission of nomination forms.

The 11th parliamentary election is scheduled to be held across the country on December 30.

Two from JaSoD's other faction get nominations 

Sharif Nurul Ambia has been nominated by another faction of JaSoD for the Narail 1 constituency, despite the fact that just the day before, Awami League leader BM Kabirul Haque also received the nomination letter for the same constituency. 

Meanwhile, another leader of the same faction Moin Uddin Khan Badal received the nod from boat for the Chittagong 8 constituency, for which he is the incumbent MP.

Ambia, president of his faction of JaSoD, said: “We are happy to have received these two nominations, and look forward to getting more.” 

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