Ruling Awami League chooses Afroza Bari and Badruddoza M Farhad Hossain Sangram as its candidates for the by-polls to Gaibandha-1 and Brahmanbaria-1 constituencies respectively.
The decision was taken at Awami League Parliamentary Board (ALPB) meeting with its president Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her official residence Ganobhaban on Friday.
The Election Commission has set the Brahmanbaria-1 and Gaibandha-1 parliamentary by-polls for March 13. February 14 is the last date for the aspirant candidates to submit their nomination forms to the returning officers.
The forms will be scrutinised on February 16 and candidates will have to withdraw nomination papers until February 23.
The two seats were vacated following the deaths of Fisheries and Livestock Minister Brahmanbaria-1 MP Sayedul Hoque and Gaibandha-1 MP Golam Mostafa.
Sayedul Hoque died on December 16 while Golam Mostafa died on December 19 from his injuries he suffered in a road accident a month earlier.unb