BNP nominates candidates for all municipalities, JP in 97

BNP nominates candidates for all municipalities, JP in 97

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BNP has nominated party’s mayoral candidates in all the 235 municipalities of the country where voting will take place on December 30.
However, the list does not include any candidate form the BNP’s key alliance partners including Jamaat-e-Islami
Party sources said whatever sharing of seats among the partners of 20-party alliance would be settled after finalisation of candidature to avoid possible legal harassment.A senior leader said BNP may share 20 out of 235 mayoral posts with its partners.
The alliance partners will file their nomination papers as independent candidates and later they will be accommodated under the alliance umbrella, he said.
Meanwhile, BNP yesterday distributed 65 nominations among the candidates in the Dhaka Division.
Earlier, on Tuesday, 170 nominations were distributed among the candidates in the rest seven divisions.
Chairperson’s Gulshan office sources said, the mayoral candidates nominated on Tuesday submitted their nominations yesterday and rest of the candidates would submit nominations Thursday, the last date for submission of nominations as per election schedule.
Meanwhile, opposition Jatiya Party yesterday nominated party’s 93 aspirants for mayoral posts and remaining candidates will be certified today, party sources said. – Staff Reporter

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