Bangladesh Nationalist Party picked up SM Jahangir and Selim Reza as the party candidate for Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 constituencies respectively in the upcoming by-elections.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the names of the candidates on Friday at a press conference at the Gulshan office of party chairperson.
Jahangir is the president of Dhaka north unit Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal while Selim Reza is the senior joint-convener of Kazipur upazila BNP in Sirajganj.
On September 28, the Election Commission announced the schedule for the by-elections to Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 parliamentary seats, fixing the voting date for November 12.
Ruling Awami League nominated Mohammad Habib Hasan, former joint secretary of the party’s Dhaka North City unit, and former health minister Mohammed Nasim’s son Tanvir Shakil Joy as its candidates for Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 constituencies respectively.
Sirajganj-1 constituency fell vacant following the death of former health minister and Awami League lawmaker Mohammed Nasim on June 13.
Dhaka-18 fell vacant following the death of former home minister and Awami League lawmaker Sahara Khatun on July 9.