Ruling Awami League has picked Kazi Manirul Islam Manu and Anwar Hossain Helal as its candidates for the by-polls to Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 constituencies respectively.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader disclosed the names while addressing an online regular press conference on contemporary issues from his official residence on Monday.
Earlier on August 30, the Awami League parliamentary board empowered its president Sheikh Hasina, also the prime minister, to nominate candidates for the seats of Jatiya Sangsad.
According to the Election Commission, by-elections to Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 will be held on October 17.
According to AL office, the number of people seeking the nomination was 34 for Naogaon-6, and 20 for Dhaka-5.
The Dhaka-5 constituency fell vacant following the death of Habibur Rahman Mollah on May 6.
The Naogaon-6 constituency fell vacant following the death M Israfil Alam on July 27.
BDST: 1225 HRS, SEP 07, 2020