More than 3,500 people want to ride on boat
November 12th, 2018 at 9:35 pm
More than 3,500 people want to ride on boat

Dhaka – More than 3,500 aspirants collected nomination forms of the ruling Awami League party, which will select only 300 of them to run for the 11th parliamentary election.

Central and local leaders from across the country collected the nomination forms for the last three days as the party began selling of the party tickets on Friday.

The sale of nomination form ended on Monday, party insiders said adding the party’s parliamentary board headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also head of the Awami League, will select the candidates for the election.

The interview of the aspirants will begin in Dhaka on Wednesday.

The voting in the parliamentary election will be held on December 30, according to the election schedule. The party will contest the polls with its election symbol “boat”.

According to a tally by the party, a total of 3,628 nomination papers were sold among the AL leaders and activists in the last three days. Some of the individuals collected more than one tickets, apparently to run for the polls in more than one constituencies.

The party, this time, set Tk 30,000 for each of the nomination papers. The party fund got more than Tk 18.40 million out of nomination paper sale.