AL to issue final nomination letters from today

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:49, Dec 07,2018

 
 

Awami League will begin issuing final letters today to the party candidates taking part in the next general elections scheduled for December 30.
Party general secretary Obaidul Quder at a joint meeting of the Awami Swechchhasebak League held at Awami League’s central office in Dhaka on Thursday said that, ‘The nominations in 300 seats in the parliament has already been finalised and we shall start  issuing  final letters to the candidates by Friday tomorrow.’
‘We have completed seat sharing with our partners and they will also get final letters,’ said Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister.
Earlier, Awami League distributed 281 party nomination letters at the time of the submission of nomination letters and among them 231 were AL leaders and 50 were leaders of their partners.
Awami League general secretary Quader earlier said that they would allocate 65-70 seats for the partners, among 300 seats of the party.
Meanwhile, the Awami League was facing a crisis of rebel party candidates in more than 80 seats out of 300 across the country.
Party president Sheikh Hasina had formed committees to talk with the party’s rebel candidates to ensure that they withdraw their nomination papers by December 9.
Party’s organising secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim told New Age that, ‘We have talked to most of the rebellious party candidates and most of them so far agreed to withdraw their nomination papers.’
‘In some cases, if candidates disagree to withdraw their candidature then they will be summoned to face the party central committee and will subsequently be expelled from the party for good,’ Nasim added. 

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