KISHOREGANJ: Ruling Awami League aspirant Dr Syeda Zakia Noor Lilpi is the lone candidate for Kishoreganj-1 constituency in reelections after scrutinizing the nomination forms.
The Election Commission on Sunday approved nomination of Dr Zakia Noor while it canceled nomination papers of Ganatantri Party presidium member also district unit president of the party Advocate Bhupen Chandra Bhowmik Dolon and Jatiya Party candidate Jatiya Matsojibi Party Senior Vice President Md Mostain Billah.
After scrutinizing the nomination papers submitted to the returning office, Kishoreganj deputy commissioner and Returning Officer Md Sarwar Morshed Chowdhury made the announcement.
AL candidate Dr Zakia Noor is daughter of Syed Nazrul Islam, the acting President of Bangladesh during the Liberation War, and younger sister of late Syed Ashraful Islam.
As per the schedule, the voting to Kishoreganj-1 constituency will be held on February 28, the last date for submission of nomination paper has been fixed January 31, while nomination scrutiny on February 3 and last date for nomination withdrawal on February 10.
The constituency fell vacant after the death of former Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam. He was reelected MP in the December 30 national election. But he could not take oath due to illness and sought time to the Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury for oath.
BDST: 1901 HRS, Feb 3, 2019