Staff Correspondent: Political parties having representation in the parliament have submitted nomination papers of their candidates to participate in the election to the women reserved seats of the 11th parliament.
Ruling Awami League submitted a list of 43 women candidates nominated for the election to the reserved seats.
An AL-delegation led by the party General Secretary Obaidul Quader submitted the list of the nominees to the returning officer at the Nirbachan Bhaban in Dhaka’s Agargaon on Monday afternoon.
Meanwhile, main opposition Jatiya Party also submitted a list of their four nominees to the EC earlier in the day. The JP nominees are Salma Islam, Raushan Ara Mannan, Masuda M Rashid Chowdhury and Nazma Akhter.
The Workers’ Party of Bangladesh submitted the name of its lone candidate Lutfunnessa Khan while an independent candidate Selina Islam submitted her nomination paper. Altogether, 49 women candidates submitted their nominations. But nobody from BNP submitted nomination paper.
Today (Monday) was the last date for submitting the nomination papers for the election to the reserved seats slated for March 4.
The AL nominees are: Anjum Sultana (Cumilla), Sultana Nadira (Barguna), Hosne Ara (Jamalpur), Rumana Ali (Gazipur), Umme Fatema Nazma Begum (Brahmanbaria), Habiba Rahman Khan Shefali (Netrakona), Sheikh Any Rahman (Pirojpur), Aparajita Haque (Tangail), Shamima Akter Khanam (Sunamganj), Shamsunnahar Bhuiyan (Gazipur), Fazilatun Nesa (Munshiganj), Rabeya Alim (Nilphamari), Tamanna Nusrat Bubli (Narsingdi), Nargis Rahman (Gopalganj), Manira Sultana (Mymensingh), Nahid Ijhar Khan (Dhaka), Khaleda Khanam (Jhenidah), Syeda Rubina Mira (Barishal), Wasika Ayesha Khan (Chattogram), Kazi Kaniz Sultana (Patuakhali), advocate Gloria Jharna Sarker (Khulna), Suborna Mostafa (Dhaka), Zakia Tabassum (Dinajpur), Farida Khanom Saki (Noakhali), Bashanti Chakma (Khagrachhari), Kaniz Fatema Ahmed (Cox's Bazar), Roshema Begum (Faridpur), Syeda Rashida Begum (Kushtia), Syeda Zohra Alauddin (Moulvibazar), Adina Anjum Mita (Rajshahi), Arma Dutta (Cumilla), Shirina Nahar (Khulna), Ferdousi Islam Jessy (Chapainawabganj), Parvin Haque Sikder (Shariatpur), Khodeza Nasrin Akter Hossain (Rajbari), Shabna Jahan Shila (Dhaka), Khadizatul Anwar (Chattogram), Zakia Parvin Khanam (Netrakona), Tahmina Begum (Madaripur), Shirin Ahmed (Dhaka) and Zinnatul Bakia (Dhaka), Khandakar Mamata Hina Lavli (Tangail), Nadia Yasmin Joli (Pabna) and Ratna Ahmed (Natore).
On February 3, the Election Commission announced the election schedule for the reserved seats.
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