Ruling Awami League has picked Dr Joya Sengupta, wife of Suranjit Sengupta, as its candidate in the upcoming by-election to Sunamganj-2 constituency.
The decisions were taken at the joint meeting of AL Parliamentary Board (ALPB) and AL selection board for local government election held at Ganobhaban on Sunday with its President Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
As per the election schedule for Sunamganj-2 (Dirai-Shalla) constituency, the deadline for submission of nomination papers is March 2 while March 5 has been fixed for scrutiny of nomination papers and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is March 13.
In the by-polls to Sunamganj-2 constituency, a total of 252,430 voters – 126,228 men and 126,202 women — will be allowed to exercise their franchise to elect the member of parliament (MP).
The possible number of polling stations is 110 under the constituency comprised of Dirai municipality and 13 Union Parishads –nine unions of Dirai Upazila and four unions of Shalla upazila.