MNA National Desk: Ruling Bangladesh Awami League on Friday started selling its nomination papers among the party’s aspiring candidates of members of parliament in the 11th parliamentary elections.
Party general secretary Obaidul Quader inaugurated the sale of nomination forms at AL president’s Dhanmondi political office around 10:00am by purchasing a nomination paper on behalf of the party president Sheikh Hasina.
Quader bought two forms for Sheikh Hasina. One of the forms was bought for contesting the election from Gopalganj-3 (Tungipara-Kotalipara). Later, he handed over the forms to AL’s religious affairs secretary Sheikh Abdullah.
Obaidul Quader said the name of the constituency for which the other form was bought will be disclosed later.
He bought another form for speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury for contesting the polls from Rangpur-6 and handed over it to deputy speaker advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah.
Later, AL joint secretary Mahbub Ul Alam Hanif bought another form for AL general secretary Quader to contest the polls from Noakhali-5 constituency.
In his introductory speech on the occasion, Quader said the selling of nomination forms started amid huge enthusiasm of the party activists.
Responding to a query, he said the last date for selling nomination form will be fixed after a meeting of AL parliamentary board to be held with its president Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
The party has fixed Tk 30,000 as the price for each nomination form. A total of eight booths have been opened for selling the forms.
The 11th parliamentary elections will be held on 23 December.