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Dr Pran Gopal Datta gets Awami League nomination for Comilla 7 by-polls

  • Published at 07:33 am September 11th, 2021
Dr Pran Gopal Datta
File photo of Dr Pran Gopal Datta Collected

The by-election to Comilla 7, that fell vacant with the death of parliamentarian Prof Ali Ashraf, is scheduled to take place on October 7

Awami League has nominated Dr Pran Gopal Datta, former vice chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Medical University (BSMMU), for the Comilla 7 by-polls.

The ruling party’s parliamentary board decided to give Dr Datta the nomination during a meeting chaired by party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban.

Barrister Biplab Barua, office secretary of Awami League, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Saturday.

Also Read - By-election to Comilla 7 on October 7

Awami League also picked its candidates for the by-elections in nine upazilas and by-polls in Godagari Municipality in Rajshahi and a Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) ward.

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina preside over a meeting of the party’s nomination board on Saturday, September 11, 2021 | PIDThe Awami League chairman candidates for the by-polls in nine upazilas are – Mostafa Farid Ahmed Chowdhury for Sadar upazila in Jessore district, Nzma Sarwar for Kachua upazila in Bagerhat district, Mohammad Shamsul Alam Bhuiya for Sonargaon upazila in Narayanganj district, Aftab Uddin Bhuiya for Sadar upazila in Narsingdi district, Rakibul Hasan Shibli for Bajitpur upazila in Kishoreganj, Rabbani Zabbar for Khaliajuri upazila in Netrakona district, Vanu Lal Roy for Srimangal upazila in Moulvibazar district, Nasrin Zahan Chowdhury for Shahrasti upazila in Chandpur district, and Sushen Chandra Sheel for Sadar upazila in Feni district.

Meanwhile, the ruling party has announced its candidates for contesting by-elections in two municipalities. 

They are Ayez Uddin Biswas for the Godagari Municipality of the Rajshahi division, and Mohammad Ziaul Haque of No 73 ward of the DSCC.

The by-election to Comilla 7 constituency, which fell vacant with the death of parliamentarian Prof Ali Ashraf, is scheduled to take place on October 7.

As per the Election Commission (EC), the deadline for the submission of nominations is September 13, while the date for the scrutiny of nomination papers is September 14 and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is September 19.

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