Dhaka: Awami League (AL) on Saturday (Sept.7) nominated Advocate Rezaul Karim Razu, the general secretary of Rangpur district AL, to contest the Rangpur-3 by-election scheduled for October 5.
The nomination was finalized at a meeting of the AL parliamentary board held at Ganabhaban, the official residence of the prime minister on Saturday night.
AL Parliamentary nomination board chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting.
“The meeting unanimously nominated Rezaul Karim Razu for contesting the Rangpur-3 by-poll,” an AL press release signed by its office secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap said.
On Sept 1, the Election Commission (EC) announced the schedule for the Rangpur -3 by-poll.
Voting of the by-election 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 is September 9, while the date for scrutinizing those is September 11 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is September 16.
The election will begin at 9 am and continue till 5 pm.
A total of 4,42,072 people are scheduled to exercise their franchise in the election. Of them, 2,21,310 are men and 2,20, 762 women.
The Rangpur-3 fell vacant after the death of Leader of the Opposition and Jatiya Party Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad, who passed away at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital on July 14 while undergoing treatment.
The EC has a constitutional obligation to complete the by-polls within 90 days after it fell vacant.