Ershad’s son Saad to contest in Rangpur-3 by-polls

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Dhaka, Sept 03: Rahgeer Al Mahi Saad alias Saad Ershad, the younger son of late Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, has collected nomination paper for contesting the by-election in Rangpur 3 constituency. The seat became vacant after the death of the former military dictator.Saad collected the nomination form from the party chairman’s Banani office on Tuesday.

Earlier on Monday, JP Joint Secretary General S M Yasir, Presidium Member SM Fakhar-Uz-Zaman Jahangir and Ershad’s niece Mehejebunnesa Rahman Tumpa collected the nomination forms.

Yasir has been criticised for taking Eric Ershad, the autistic son of Ershad, to the party office to buy a nomination form for the by-polls.

On Sunday, the Election Commission (EC) announced the schedule for the Rangpur 3 by-polls.

The last day of submitting nomination forms for the by-polls is Thursday.

Voting of the by-election will be held on October 5 using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) across the constituency.