AL names 43 candidates for women's reserved seats

AL names 43 candidates for women’s reserved seats

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Dhaka, Feb 11 – The ruling Awami League has submitted the list of its 43 candidates names to contest the election for 50 seats exclusively reserved for women in the 11th parliament. The polls are scheduled to be held on March 4.
AL-delegation led by the party General Secretary Obaidul Quader submitted the list of the nominees to the returning officer at the Nirbachan Bhaban in Dhaka’s Agargaon on Monday.
As per the schedule, scrutiny will take place on February 12, and the deadline for withdrawal of candidature is February 16.
The 43 candidates are: Anjum Sultana (Cumilla), Sultana Nadira (Barguna), Hosne Ara (Jamalpur), Rumana Ali (Gazipur), Umme Fatema Nazma Begum (Brahmanbaria), Habiba Rahman Khan Shefali (Netrakona), Sheikh Any Rahman (Pirojpur), Aparajita Haque (Tangail), Momota Hena Lovely (Tangail), Shamima Akter Khanam (Sunamganj), Shamsunnahar Bhuiyan (Gazipur), Fazilatun Nesa (Munshiganj), Rabeya Alim (Nilphamari), Tamanna Nusrat Bubli (Narsingdi), Nargis Rahman (Gopalganj), Manira Sultana (Mymensingh), Nahid Ijhar Khan (Dhaka), Khaleda Khanam (Jhenidah), Syeda Rubina Mira (Barishal), Wasika Ayesha Khan (Chattogram), Kazi Kaniz Sultana (Patuakhali), advocate Gloria Jharna Sarker (Khulna), Suborna Mostafa (Dhaka), Zakia Tabassum (Dinajpur), Farida Khanom Saki (Noakhali), Bashanti Chakma (Khagrachhari), Kaniz Fatema Ahmed (Cox’s Bazar), Roshema Begum (Faridpur), Syeda Rashida Begum (Kushtia), Syeda Zohra Alauddin (Moulvibazar), Adina Anjum Mita (Rajshahi), Arma Dutta (Cumilla), Ferdousi Islam Jessy (Chapainawabganj), Parvin Haque Sikder (Shariatpur), Sajeda Nusrat (Rajbari), Shabna Jahan Shila (Dhaka), Khadizatul Anwar (Chattogram), Zakia Parvin Khanam (Netrakona), Tahmina Begum (Madaripur), Shirin Ahmed (Dhaka), Zinnatul Bakia (Dhaka), Nadira Yasmin Jolly (Pabna) and Ratna Ahmed (Natore).
Meanwhile, main opposition Jatiya Party also submitted a list of their four nominees to the EC earlier in the day. The JP nominees are Salma Islam, Raushan Ara Mannan, Masuda M Rashid Chowdhury and Nazma Akhter while the Workers’ Party of Bangladesh submitted the name of its lone candidate Lutfunnessa Khan.
Since the MPs of the women’s reserved seats are elected by the directly elected members of Parliament, and as the Awami League enjoys an absolute majority in the House, the question of votes is irrelevant here.
Notably, there had been no voting for electing the reserved women MPs in the last three Parliaments. – Staff Reporter

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