The ruling party Awami League has canceled the nomination of Ashraf Hossain government for the post of mayor in Narsingdi municipality election. Instead, Amjad Hossain Bachchu, general secretary of the city Awami League, has been given the party’s final nomination. Ashraf Hossain, who was nominated, is the third accused in the murder case of former mayor Lokman, who was shot dead.
The Awami League canceled Ashraf Hossain’s nomination in a letter on Thursday night.
Earlier on Wednesday (January 13), the name of Ashraf Hossain Sarkar was announced in the party’s nomination list at a long meeting of the Local Government Representative Election Board held at his official residence Ganobhaban under the chairmanship of party president Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
In the fourth phase, elections of Narsingdi and Madhabadi municipalities are going to be held on February 14. Among them, ballot will be taken in Narsingdi municipality and EVM in Madhabadi municipality. On December 3, the Election Commission announced the election schedule of 58 municipalities, including these two municipalities.
According to the announced schedule, the last date for submission of nomination papers is January 18, selection of nomination papers is January 19 and candidature can be withdrawn till January 28.
(Dhaka Times / 15 January / ES)
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