Ruling Awami League on Monday submitted a list of 43 of its nominated candidates for the election to the reserved seats for women in the 11th parliament.
An Awami League delegation led by the party general secretary Obaidul Quader submitted the list to the returning officer of the Election Commission at the Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital.
The 43 AL candidates are — Anjum Sultana for Cumilla, Sultana Nadira for Barguna, Hosne Ara for Jamalpur, Rumana Joly for Gazipur, Umme Fatema Nazma Begum for Brahamanbaria, Habiba Rahman Khan Shefali for Netrakona, Sheikh Anee Rahman for Pirojpur, Aparajita Huq for Tngial, Momota Hena Lovely for Tangail, Shamima Akhter Khanom for Sunamganj, Shamsunnahar Bhuiyan for Gazipur, Fazilatun Nesa for Munshiganj, Rabeya Alim for Nilphamari, Tamanna Nusrat Bubli for Narsingdi, Nargis Rahman for Gopalganj, Monira Sultana for Mymensingh, Nahid Ijhar Khan for Dhaka, Khaleda Khanom for Jhenaidah, Syeda Rubina Mira for Barishal, Wasika Ayesha Khan for Chattogram, Kazi Kaniz Sultana for Patuakhali, Gloria Jharna Sarkar for Khulna, Subarna Mustafa for Dhaka, Zakia Tabassum for Dinajpur, Farida Khanom Saki for Noakhali, Basanti Chakma for Khagrachari, Kaniz Fatema Ahmed for Cox’s Bazar, Rushela Begum for Faridpur, Syeda Rashida Begum for Kushtia, Syeda Zohora Alauddin for Moulvibazar, Adina Anjuman Mita for Rajshahi, Aroma Dutta for Cumilla, Ferdousi Islam Jensi for Chapainawabganj, Parvin Huq Shikder for Shariatpur, Khadeja Nasrin Akter Hossain for Rajbari, Shabnam Jahan Shila for Dhaka, Khadizatul Anwar for Chattogram, Zakia Parvin Khanom for Netrakona, Tahmina Begum for Madaripur, Shirin Ahmed for Dhaka, Jinnatul Bakia for Dhaka, Nadia Yesmin Joli for Pabna and Ratna Ahmed for Natore.
Meanwhile, opposition Jatiya Party also submitted a list of their four nominees to the Election Commission earlier on the day.
The Jatiya Party nominees are Salma Islam, Raushan Ara Mannan, Masuda M Rashid Chowdhury and Nazma Akhter.
In December 30 general election, Salma Islam, contesting for Dhaka 1 constituency, was defeated by AL candidate Salman F Rahman.
The Workers’ Party of Bangladesh also submitted the name of its lone candidate Lutfunnessa Khan.
Lutfunnessa Khan is wife of Dhaka 8 lawmaker Rashed Khan Menon.
Three independent lawmakers nominated their lone candidate Salina Islam.
Salina Islam is wife of independent lawmaker for Lakshmipur 2 constituency Sahid Islam who participated in the polls as an AL rebel candidate.
Monday was the deadline for submitting the nomination papers for the March 4 election to the reserved seats.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party did not submit nomination paper as the party is yet to join the parliament demanding a fresh election.
As per the ratio of wining seats in the parliament, BNP was eligible for contesting against a seat.
On February 3, the Election Commission announced the election schedule for the reserved seats.
Article 65 of the constitution says that the 50 reserved seats exclusively for woman members will be elected by the elected parliament members, MPs in short, following the system of proportional representation in the parliament through single transferable vote. Only MPs who took their oaths of office are allowed to vote in the election for the women’s reserved seats.
With Lutfunnessa Khan and Salina Islam, the wives of Rashed Khan Menon and Sahid Islam respectively, set to become lawmakers, the 11th parliament will have two couples occupying its floor.
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