Awami League nominees for the reserved women’s seat have been called to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official residence, Ganobhaban, next Wednesday. Awami League Parliamentary Board will interview them on that day. For this, the candidates have been instructed to show the slip of the party nomination form they have collected to enter the Ganabhaban.
The ruling Awami League sold and submitted party forms from February 6 to 8 to select candidates for the reserved women’s seats. In all, 1 thousand 549 people bought the nomination form of Awami League for the reserved women seats. The party has sold nomination forms worth 7 crore 74 lakh 50 thousand rupees.
Awami League will nominate 48 seats out of 50 reserved seats for women in the National Parliament. As such, 32 people are interested in each seat.
According to Awami League party sources, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will decide who will be nominated for the women’s seat next Wednesday. He will make a speech in the presence of all in the meeting of the nomination board that day. Then finalize the list of board members. He is then scheduled to visit Germany.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission (EC) has announced the election schedule for reserved women seats. As per the schedule, polling will be held on March 14. However, parties or alliances usually nominate single candidates in reserved seats for women. As a result, voting is not required here. That is, single candidates can be declared unopposed at the end of the withdrawal period. According to the schedule, the deadline for withdrawal of nomination papers is February 25. If that happens, the members of the reserved women’s seats will get the opportunity to join the parliament session in the current session of the 12th National Parliament.
Party sources of Awami League say that the cabinet may be expanded after the election of reserved women members. There is even talk that some of the reserved women members may be given a place in the cabinet.
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