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5 buy BNP’s nomination DNCC by-polls

Staff Correspondent।। dhakapress24.com

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Five aspirants on Sunday (January 14)  collected the nomination forms of the BNP from the party’s central  office in city’s Nayapaltan for mayoral by-polls in the Dhaka North City  Corporation (DNCC).The aspirants are- BNP’s special  secretary Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon, the party-backed previous mayoral  candidate and its executive committee member Tabith Awal, central  assistant publication affairs secretary Shakil Wahed, Dhaka north city  unit president MA Quayum and former BNP MP Maj (retd) Akhtaruzzaman.

The nomination seekers of the party  ticket bought the forms at Tk. 10,000 from BNP senior joint secretary  general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed.Tabith Awal contested the last DNCC  polls held on April 28 in 2015 with BNP ticket. The BNP boycotted the  voting halfway through bringing various allegations, including  widespread vote rigging.

The party started selling the nomination  forms from at 11:00 am and it continued until 4:00 pm. The nomination  seekers will have to submit the forms to the BNP office with Tk. 25,000  security money by 4:00 pm on Monday (January 15).

 Earlier on Saturday night (January 13), BNP standing committee members  at a meeting decided to sell the nomination forms among people willing  to take part in the upcoming mayoral by-polls with the party ticket.

The party’s nomination board will  interview the aspirants on Monday night (January 15) at the party  chairperson's Gulshan office in the city. The board headed the BNP chief  will pick one of the nomination seekers as the party candidate for the  by-polls. The party-nominated candidate will be announced after the  meeting.

The mayoral by-polls in the DNCC will be  held on February 26. The mayor post fell vacant following the death of  Annisul Huq at a London hospital on November 30.