PM collects nomination form for nat'l polls
Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the selling of party nomination forms for the 12th parliamentary elections on Saturday after collecting her nomination form.
According to the party sources, the Awami League chief opened the nomination paper selling from the party’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue around 10:30am.
Awami League advisory council member Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed collected the prime minister’s nomination form for the Gopalganj-3 constituency.
Earlier, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal announced that the national polls will be held on January 7.
Those seeking party nominations will be able to collect and submit nomination papers from November 18-21 between 10am and 4pm daily.
Candidates seeking nominations will have to collect and submit the application forms from and to the specific booth according to the administrative division from the central office of Bangladesh Awami League.
Nomination papers of Dhaka, Mymensingh, Sylhet, and Chattogram divisions will be distributed on the second floor, while candidates from Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, and Barishal divisions will be able to collect nomination forms from the third floor of the central office.
Nomination papers of all departments will be submitted on the ground floor of the central office, according to a press release.
Nomination seekers will have to collect and submit the application forms by themselves or through qualified representatives of the candidates without any additional public gathering, read the release.
Aspirants will have to bring a photocopy of their national ID card with them to collect nomination papers.
According to the polls schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers is November 30, while December 1-4 has been fixed for scrutinising those, and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 17.