The popular music video model and actor collected his form for Bogra-4 constituency from the party’s Banani office on Monday afternoon
Ashraful Alom, the social media phenomenon better known as “Hero Alom”, confirmed his bid for parliament on Monday by buying a Jatiya Party nomination paper ahead of the upcoming 11th national elections.
The popular music video model and actor collected his form for Bogra-4 constituency from the party’s Banani office on Monday afternoon.
“I have been a bold person since my childhood so I have purchased the nomination paper from my beloved party,” Alom told the Dhaka Tribune.
The actor was catapulted to fame among Bangladesh’s netizens after starring in his debut feature film titled “Mar Chokka” in 2017 alongside another Dhallywood star, Omar Sani.
Alom will also star in a Bollywood film titled “Biju: The Hero” to be directed by Prabhat Kumar.
“A person’s work cannot be judged by his appearance. Willpower and talent is everything,” he said.
Alom said he has twice before stood for office in his hometown’s union parishad election, losing by small margins each time.
“I consider these as victories,” he said. “People of my area have proven their love for me and I think this will be reflected during the 11thgeneral elections when they will elect me.
“The Hero Alom I am today is only because of the people of this country. If I am elected by the general people then I will work for them and for the country’s development cordially.”
Advocate Md Rezaul Islam Bhuyan, youth affairs adviser and form selling committee convener of Jatiya Party, said a total of 1,115 nomination forms for the election had been sold on the first two days at a cost of Tk20,000 each.
“Today many aspirants collected forms including Masud Parvez known as Sohel Rana, a popular Bangladeshi film actor, director and producer, and also Hero Alom,” he said.
“We have increased the form selling deadline upto November 15 so that aspirants can purchase the forms conveniently,” he said.
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad inaugurated the form distribution event on November 11 by purchasing a nomination form for himself at a community centre in the capital’s Gulshan.
Later on Sunday, forms were bought by JaPa co-chairs Raushan Ershad and GM Quader and its secretary general, Ruhul Amin Howlader.
The 11th general election will be held across Bangladesh on December 30 after the Election Commission on Monday deferred the original schedule by a week.
Ershad has said his party will contest the elections as part of the Awami League-led Grand Alliance in all 300 constituencies.
The JP nomination forms will have to be submitted by November 16.