POST TIME: 10 December, 2019 00:00 00 AM
AL picks Moslem for Ctg-8 by-polls
UNB, Dhaka

AL picks Moslem for Ctg-8 by-polls

Awami League's (AL) Chattogram south district unit president Moslem Uddin Ahmed has been picked for contesting the Chattogram-8 by-election on the party ticket. The decision came from a meeting of Awami League Nomination Board held at the Prime Minister's official residence Ganabhaban yesterday with Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The by-election to the parliamentary seat (Boalkhali) which fell vacant following the death of Moin Uddin Khan Badal will be held on January 13 next. As per the schedule, the deadline for the submission of nomination paper is December 12, while the date for scrutinising the nomination papers is December 15 and the last date for the withdrawal of candidacy is December 22. In the election, the balloting will he held through electronic voting machines (EVMs) from 9am to 5pm without any break.

The Chattogram-8 constituency is comprised of five wards (ward No 3-7) of Chattogram City Corporation and Boalkhali upazila except Sripur and Kharandip unions. There are some 4.76 lakh (475,996) voters in the constituency. Moin Uddin Khan Badal, the executive president of a faction of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Jasod), was elected MP with Awami League's symbol 'Boat' in the last general election. He died at a hospital in Bangalore, India on November 7 at the age of age of 67.