Bangladesh cricket icon Mashrafe wins parliamentary election with huge margin

  • Narail Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2018-12-30 21:23:11 BdST

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Bangladesh ODI cricket captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has won a seat in the 11th parliament by defeating his rivals with a huge margin.

He fetched 34 times more votes as a ruling Awami League candidate for the Narail-2 seat than his nearest rival the Jatiya Oikya Front alliance’s Fariduzzaman Farhad. 

The pacer, known as the ‘Narail Express’, got 271,210 votes while Farhad, the chairman of NPP, bagged 7,883 votes with the ‘paddy sheaf’ symbol.

The election officials announced the results on Sunday night after daylong voting.