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5 constituencies go to by-polls today

UNB . Brahmanbaria
01 Feb 2023 00:00:59 | Update: 01 Feb 2023 00:00:59
5 constituencies go to by-polls today

All are set to hold by election to five parliamentary constituencies today.

The constituencies fell vacant after resignation of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmakers on.

The Election Commission will conduct by-polls to Brahmanbaria-2,Thakurgaon-3, Bogura-4, Bogura-6, and Chapainawabganj-2 constituencies on Wednesday.

On December 11 last year, five out of seven BNP Members of Parliament submitted their resignation to Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, as part of their anti-government movement with a 10-point demand that included dissolution of Parliament.

Missing Brahmanbaria candidate Asif’s wife calls for tracing him

An appeal has been made to the authorities concerned for tracing the missing independent candidate of Brahmanbaria-2 by-polls Abu Asif Ahmed and ensuring a level playing field for a free and fair election.

Asif Ahmed’s wife Meherun Nisa Meherin submitted the written letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Brahmanbaria and the returning officer of the by-election on Tuesday noon.The election will be held on Wednesday.

Copies of this letter have been given to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Brahmanbaria Superintendent of Police, Ashuganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Officer-in-charge of Ashuganj police station and the local press club.

She said that the letter has also been emailed to the departments concerned.

Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner and by-election returning officer Md Shahgir Alam also acknowledged receiving the letter.

Asif went missing on January 27. He is the former president of Ashuganj Upazila unit BNP and the former chairman of Upazila Parishad. In the Brahmanbaria-2 by-poll, he is the main opponent of the expelled leader of BNP and five-time Member of Parliament, Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan.

Meanwhile, Shafayat Suman, the brother-in-law of Abu Asif, the chief coordinator of the election campaign, who has been missing since January 25, returned home on January 30.

On January 14, three independent candidates in the by-polls to Brahmanbaria-2 withdrew their candidacy. They are joint secretary of Brahmanbaria district AL and general secretary of district Sports Association Mahbubul Bari Chowdhury Montu, former joint secretary of Brahmanbaria district AL Md Moin Uddin Moin, and former leader of Chhatra League Shahjahan Alam Saju.