Dhaka, Nov 18 (Just News): BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman is conducting interviews of the party’s nomination seekers for the 11th parliamentary election through a video conference.
BNP's parliamentary board today started the interview session at Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in Dhaka around 9:10am with the nomination-seekers of Panchagarh-1 constituency.
The board members will pick candidates for Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions today.
It will sit with the aspirants from Barisal and Khulna divisions on November 19; those from Chattogram, Cumilla and Sylhet divisions on November 20 and those from Mymensingh, Faridpur and Dhaka divisions on November 21.
At a meeting on Friday night, the BNP standing committee decided that no standing committee member would contest from more than one constituency.
As many as 4,580 BNP aspirants collected nomination forms of BNP in the five days since Monday. In the 2008 election, 3,186 BNP hopefuls collected nomination forms.
The main political opposition started selling nomination papers among the aspirants from its Nayapaltan headquarters on November 12 as the Election Commission deferred the date of the upcoming national election to December 30 from December 23.
All the standing committee members including Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Moudud Ahmed, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Jamir Uddin Sircar are among the parliamentary board members.