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12th parliament: All nomination papers for women's reserved seats declared valid

  • 48 from Awami League, two from JaPa
  • 1,549 candidates sought nomination from the Awami League earlier 
Update : 19 Feb 2024, 03:23 PM

All 50 nomination papers for the reserved women seats in the 12th parliament have been declared valid. 

Election Commission Joint Secretary Moniruzzaman Talukder announced the decision after scrutinizing the nomination papers at the Nirbachan Bhaban on Monday.

Among the nomination papers, 48 were from the Awami League and its alliance, and two were from the Jatiya Party.

"I have received a total of 50 nomination papers. We have declared all of them valid. There have been no complaints against any of the nomination papers,” he said. 

The election to the reserved seats will be held on March 14.   

Earlier, as many as 1,549 candidates sought nomination from the Awami League, meaning there were 32 aspirants for each seat.   

The Awami League started selling nomination forms, each priced at Tk50,000, on February 6. 

At the end of the distribution of nomination papers on February 8, Obaidul Quader told a press conference that the party had earned Tk77,450,000 through sales of the forms. 

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