Cumilla-7 by-polls: Pran Gopal elected unopposed

Pran Gopal Datta

Professor Pran Gopal Datta, former vice-chancellor (VC) of Bangabandu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), has been declared elected unopposed in Cumilla-7 by-polls on Monday morning.

Election officer Md Dulal Talukder confirmed the matter to the media at around 11:00am, told UNB.

His parliament membership was confirmed when NAP nominee Monirul Islam, the only person challenging him for the post, withdrew his candidature on Saturday.

The constituency fell vacant when Ali Ashraf, the then MP of the constituency, died at a hospital in Dhaka.