Rumin Farhana gets BNP ticket for reserved seat

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Dhaka, May 20: Rumin Farhana, who is the assistant international affairs secretary of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has been given the party’s nomination in the polls for one reserved seat of Jatiya Sangsad.She submitted her nomination form to the Election Commission (EC) on Monday around 12:30 pm.

Returning Officer and Joint Secretary of the EC Abul Kashem received her nomination.

Earlier on May 8, the EC announced polls schedule for one parliamentary seat reserved for a BNP woman candidate.

The election will be held on June 16 next according to the schedule declared by EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed.

Today is the last day for submission of nomination paper, while the date for scrutinising nomination papers is Tuesday and the withdrawal of candidature is May 28.

If BNP does not nominate more than one candidate against the seat, the lone contender will be declared elected just after the expiry of deadline for the withdrawal of candidature.

Since five BNP MPs-elect took oath at the last moment of the stipulated time, the EC is arranging the election. The EC earlier completed the polls to the remaining 49 reserved seats.

Among the reserved seats, 43 women MPs were elected from ruling Awami League, four from the main opposition Jatiya Party, one from Workers’ Party and one independent.