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Kishoreganj 1 re-election on February 28

  • Published at 06:38 pm January 22nd, 2019
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Last date for nomination paper submission is January 31

The Election Commission has announced that the re-election in Kishoreganj 1 constituency will be held on February 28.

The election of the seat was cancelled following the death of veteran Awami League leader Syed Ashraful Islam, the MP-elect, on January 3.

The commission's Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed on Tuesday also announced that the deadline for submission of nominations would be January 31.

The nomination papers would be scrutinized on February 3, and the candidates would have till February 10 to withdraw candidacy, he added.

Even though he was absent before and during the 11th general election, held on December 30, Syed Ashraf had emerged the winner from Kishoreganj 1.

He was also elected MP from this seat in the last four general election - in 1996, 2001, 2008, and 2014.