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AL candidate Raju withdraws nomination for Rangpur 3 by-polls

  • Published at 06:17 pm September 16th, 2019
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File photo of a voter casting his vote in a polling station Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

On September 1, the Election Commission announced the schedule for the Rangpur by-polls

Awami League leader Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju has withdrawn his nomination to contest the Rangpur 3 by-election slated for October 5.

He made the announcement on Monday.

Awami League announced his nomination to contest the by-election on September 7, which was finalized at a meeting of the party Parliamentary Board and Local Government Election Nomination Board held at Ganabhaban, the official residence of the prime minister.

On September 1, the Election Commission announced the schedule for the Rangpur by-polls. The voting will be held on October 5 using the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) across the constituency.

As per the schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers was September 9, while the date for scrutinizing those was September 11, and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is September 16.

A total of 4,42,072 people are scheduled to exercise their franchise in the election. Of them, 221,310 are men, and 220, 762 women.

The Rangpur 3 constituency fell vacant after the death of Leader of the Opposition and Jatiya Party Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad on July 14.

The Election Commission has a constitutional obligation to complete the by-polls within 90 days after it fell vacant.