Awami League on Sunday picked up its Bogura district unit joint general secretary T Zaman Niketa as its candidate for Bogura 6 by-poll which fell vacant as MP-elect Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Fakhrul Islam Alamgir did not take oath.
The decision was made at a joint meeting of the Awami League parliamentary board and local government nomination board chaired by the Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban in Dhaka, AL joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif told New Age.
He said that the meeting also picked up candidates for the elections to 16 upazilas scheduled for July 18.
On May 7, the Election Commission announced the schedule for by-election to Bogura 6 constituency on June 24.
According to the schedule, the last date of filing nomination is May 23, and nomination papers will be scrutinised by the returning officer on May 27.
The seat became vacant as Fakhrul Islam refrained from taking oath or seeking time as the deadline for swearing in expired on April 30.
While declaring the seat vacant, speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury told parliament on April 30 that if any MP-elect refrained from taking oath within 90 days after the beginning of the first session or refrained from informing the speaker, his or her membership would be cancelled.
‘Under the circumstances, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, elected from Bogra 6 constituency, has failed to take oath. The House has been informed about the matter. Now the Election Commission will take next course of action,’ she also said.
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