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Khaleda, Tarique elected uncontested

  • Published at 08:28 pm March 6th, 2016

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and the party’s Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman have been re-elected for their posts in the party as no one challenged them.

As the withdrawal deadline for nomination paper expired yesterday, both mother and son were elected for their respective posts for the next three years.

If anyone filed nomination papers for the posts, then an election would have been held in the party’s sixth national council scheduled to be held on March 19.

Nazrul Islam Khan, returning officer for the council election, said Khaleda and her son Tarique were elected to the posts as their nomination papers were valid and no one else challenged them for the top two seats of the party.

Khaleda Zia has been the party’s chairperson since 1984, while the BNP created the senior vice-chairman position in its 2009 council and Tarique Rahman was appointed in that post.