Awami League left 26 seats to Jatiya Party and 6 seats to 14 party partners. As a result, there is no Awami League candidate in these 32 constituencies in the upcoming national elections. Awami League informed the Election Commission (EC) about the withdrawal of party candidates. This letter was given on Sunday afternoon.
Awami League announced party candidates for 298 out of 300 seats in the Jatiya Sangsad on November 26. Of those who received the boat symbol, 30 dropped out after just 21 days.
They lost despite getting a boat due to compromise on seats with 14 party partners and Jatiya Party (Japa). But all of them submitted party nomination papers. Their nomination papers were also valid in the selection. But on December 17, the last day of withdrawal of nomination papers, Awami League informed the EC to withdraw their candidature.
Japa and Awami League have agreed on Thakurgaon-3, Nilphamari-3 and 4, Rangpur-1 and 3, Kurigram-1 and 2, Gaibandha-1 and 2, Bogra-2 and 3, Satkhira-2, Patuakhali-1, Barisal- 3, Pirojpur-3, Mymensingh-5 and 8, Kishoreganj-3, Manikganj-1, Dhaka-18, Habiganj-1, Brahmanbaria-2, Feni-3, Chittagong-5 and 8 and Narayanganj-5 constituencies. Among them, there was no Awami League candidate in Narayanganj-5 seat.
According to the prothomalo
Among the 14 party partners, Workers Party got two seats (Barisal-2 and Rajshahi-2), Jasad got three seats (Kushtia-2, Bogra-4 and Lakshmipur-4) and Jatiya Party (JP) got one seat (Pirojpur-2).
Candidates for 26 seats
Thakurgaon-3 was the candidate of Awami League. Imdadul Haque. This seat has been released to Japa’s current Member of Parliament Hafiz Uddin Ahmed.
Nilphamari-3 constituencies. Awami League gave Golam Mustafa a boat. The seat has been vacated to Japa sitting MP Rana Mohammad Sohail.
Nilphamari-4 Constituency. Awami League nominated Zakir Hossain. The seat has been released to Japa’s current MP Ahsan Adelur Rahman.
Rangpur-1 constituency got a boat. Rezaul Karim. The current Member of Parliament of this constituency is Zapa’s expelled leader Mosiur Rahman (Ranga). He is a Member of Parliament for two consecutive terms. Awami League left this seat to Japa. However, instead of Ranga, Zapa’s candidate for this seat is Hossain Maqbul Shahriar.
Tushar Kanti Mandal was the candidate of boat in Rangpur-3 seat. Japa’s founder and former president HM Ershad was elected as a member of parliament from this seat in the 2018 11th National Parliament election. After his death, his son Rahgir Almahi Ershad (Sad Ershad) became a member of parliament from this seat in 2019 by-election. Saad did not get party nomination this time. He was not even an independent candidate. Awami League left the seat to Japa this time. This time the party’s chairman GM Quader will be elected.
Boat candidate in Kurigram-1 constituency. Awami League has withdrawn Ashlam Hossain Saudagar. He is the current Member of Parliament of this constituency. Japa’s candidate here is former member of parliament AKM Mostafizur Rahman.
Boat candidate in Kurigram-2 constituency. Zafar Ali has been withdrawn. The seat has been left to Japa’s current MP Panir Uddin Ahmed.
Awami League candidate Afroza Bari has been withdrawn from Gaibandha-1 seat. The seat has been released to Japa candidate and sitting Member of Parliament Shamim Haider Patwari.
Awami League has withdrawn Mahbub Ara Begum (Guinea), a three-time member of parliament, from the Gaibandha-2 constituency. The seat is Japa candidate and former member of parliament. Abdur Rashid Sarkar has been released.
Awami League party candidate Tauhidur Rahman has been withdrawn from Bogra-2 seat. The seat has been vacated to Japa candidate and two-time Member of Parliament Shariful Islam Jinnah.
Boat candidate in Bogra-3 constituency. Sirajul Islam Khan was withdrawn. The candidate for the seat is Japa, a two-time Member of Parliament. Nurul Islam Talukdar has been released.
Satkhira-2 candidate for the boat. Asaduzzaman has been withdrawn. Japa candidate Md. The seat was vacated to Ashrafuzzaman.
Patuakhali-1 Constituency Boat candidate Md. Afzal Hussain has been withdrawn. The seat has been vacated to Japa co-chairman and former MP ABM Ruhul Amin Howladar.
Party candidate Sardar Md. in Barisal-3 seat. Awami League has withdrawn Khaled Hossain. The seat has been left to Japa sitting MP Ghulam Kibria (Tipu).
Party candidate in Pirojpur-3 constituency. Awami League has withdrawn Ashrafur Rahman. Japa candidate for the seat. Mashrequl Azam has been released.
Party candidate in Mymensingh-5 seats. Awami League has withdrawn Abdul Hai Akand. The seat has been released to Japa candidate former MP Salah Uddin Ahmed (released).
Party candidate in Mymensingh-8 seat. Awami League has withdrawn Abduch Chattar. The seat has been left to Japa candidate and two-time Member of Parliament Fakhrul Imam.
Party candidate in Kishoreganj-3 constituency. Awami League has withdrawn Nasirul Islam Khan. The seat has been left Japa Secretary General Md. Mujibul Haque (Chunnu).
Party candidate in Manikganj-1 constituency. Awami League has withdrawn Abdus Salam and released the seat to Zapa’s candidate Zahirul Alam.
Awami League has withdrawn the party’s candidate for Dhaka-18 constituency, the current member of parliament Mohammad Habib Hasan. The seat has been vacated to Sherifa Quader, wife of Zapa chairman GM Quader and a member of the party’s presidium.
Party candidate in Habiganj-1 constituency. Awami has withdrawn Mushfiq Hussain Chowdhury