AL announces candidates for Dhaka-5, Naogaon-6 by-polls

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The ruling Awami League on Monday announced the names of candidates for Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 by- election, reports UNB.

Party's general secretary announced their names at a regular press briefing held at his official residence.

The party nominated Monirul Islam Monu for Dhaka-5 and picked Mohammad Anawar Hossain Helal for Naogaon -6.

Dhaka-5 MP was Awami League’s Habibur Rahman Molla while the Naogaon-6 member of parliament had been the late Israfil Alam.

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Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 by-polls are scheduled for 1 October, according to the election commission.

In the meantime, Awami League presidium members and former ministers Mohammad Nasim and Sahara Khatun have passed away, leaving the Sirajganj-1 and Dhaka-18 seats vacant respectively.

The candidate for Dhaka-18 will be announced later, Quader said.

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