AL finalizes candidates for Rajshahi, Rangpur

Publish: 6:02 PM, November 23, 2023 | Update: 6:02 PM, November 23, 2023

The Awami League today has finalized its candidates for 12th parliamentary election in 69 constituencies of Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions slated for January 7, 2024.

The candidates were picked up for 36 constituencies in Rajshahi and 33 in Rangpur considering the political background of the aspirants, party’s general secretary Obaidul Quader said after the meeting of the AL parliamentary nomination board.

Meeting of the parliamentary board was held at the party’s Dhaka district unit office in Tejgaon with AL president Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

Without naming the selected nominees of the party Quader said the list would be made public on November 25. Many current MPs were dropped, he however said adding that acceptable candidates to people are getting highest priority.

About the possible rebel candidates, Obaidul Quader said the party would take decision when such situation would come.