10:49 PM, December 07, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:54 PM, December 07, 2018

BNP nominates none against Mashrafe, yet

Major opposition BNP is yet to declare any candidate to contest against Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza for Narail-2 constituency in the election.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was the lone nomination seeker from the Awami League to contest the election from the seat, who was okayed by the Election Commission.

BNP had kept three candidates -- AZM Fariduzzaman, Sharif Kasafuddoza Kafi and M Shaidul Islam (rejected by RO) – to contest him at the elections.

But, they have decided to rest the case for now as   Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of the BNP, did not declare any candidate for this constituency.

ABOUT THE CONSTITUENCY

Narail-2 constituency is comprised with Lohagora Upazila, and Narail Sadar except Kalora, Bichli, Bhadrabila, Singa Solpur, and Sheikh Hati Unions.

According to the Election Commission, the seat has a voter base of 317, 763 voters, among which 157,084 are male and 160,679 females. There are 140 voting centres in the constituency.

WHEN IS THE ELECTION?

The 11th general election will be held on December 30. It was deferred once by the Election Commission upon demands from the opposition political parties.

As per the polls schedule, the deadline for filing the nomination papers was November 28. Since then, the commission has been engaged in hearing appeals of rejected candidates.

After December 9, the last date for nomination withdrawal, the commission will allot polls symbols to contestant and open the field for campaigning.

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