BNP picks Salahuddin for Dhaka-5, Rezaul for Naogaon-6 by-elections

  • Senior Correspondent,
    Published: 2020-09-13 22:51:16 BdST


The BNP has nominated Salahuddin Ahmed for the parliamentary by-elections to Dhaka-5 constituency and Sheikh Md Rezaul Islam for Naogaon-6.

Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the names on Sunday after online interviews of the aspirants at party chief Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan offices in Dhaka on Saturday.

The by-polls to the seats are scheduled for Oct 17.

Former MP Salahuddin is the BNP’s commerce secretary. He had been elected MP three times.

Rezaul is a member of the party’s Naogaon district convening committee. He had headed the Atrai Upazila unit of the BNP.

Dhaka-5 fell vacant after the death of the Awami League MP Habibur Rahman Molla on May 6 while Israfil Alam, the ruling party MP from Naogaon-6, died on Jul 27.