Taposh resigns from parliament

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Dhaka, December 29: Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Sunday resigned from the parliament after ruling Awami League picked him for its mayoral candidate to Dhaka South City Corporation election.Confirming the matter to Jago News, Taposh’s media coordinator Tareque Shikder said he submitted his resignation from parliament.

Taposh, son of the Juba League founder Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni, won three times in the national election from Dhaka-10 constituency. His elder brother Sheikh Fajle Shams was recently elected as Juba League Chairman.

The elections to Dhaka north and south city corporations will be held on January 30 next year.

According to the polls schedule, the last date for filing nomination papers is December 31.

The returning officers will scrutinise the nomination papers on January 2, and the last date for withdrawing candidacy is January 9.