Gazette for 49 women reserved seats likely tomorrow
DHAKA, Feb 16, 2019 (BSS)-The Election Commission (EC) is expected to issue gazette notification tomorrow declaring elected all the 49 aspirants for the parliamentary reserved seats for women as they were the only candidates from their respective areas.
“We will send a letter to the Election Commission tomorrow with the list of all the 49 aspirants for the parliamentary reserved seats for women for publication of gazette,” said Returning Officer and joint secretary of the EC secretariat Abul Kashem.
He said today (Saturday) was the last date for withdrawal of candidature and none of all the 49 candidates withdrew their candidature. There were also no rival candidates, he added.
According to the EC, 43 Awami League candidates, four Jatiya Party candidates and one Workers’ Party of Bangladesh aspirant submitted nomination papers for the election to the 50 reserved seats of the 11th parliament.
The reserved seats for women are allocated to political parties in proportion with their number of seats in parliament. Accordingly, 43 seats are allotted to Awami League, four to Jatiya Party, one apiece for BNP and Jatiya Oikyafront, Workers’ Party and independent candidates.
Earlier on February 12, the EC declared valid the nominations of 49 aspirants after scrutiny.