Suranjit's wife Joya seeks Awami League ticket to run for Sunamganj constituency
Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-02-25 03:42:43.0 BdST Updated: 2017-02-25 03:42:43.0 BdST
Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta's wife Joya Sengupta has collected the nomination paper from the ruling Awami League for the by-election to Sunamganj-2 seat.
The seat has been vacant since the death of the veteran parliamentarian.
Their son Soumen Sengupta collected the form on her behalf from Awami League chief's Dhanmondi office Friday afternoon, the late lawmaker's aide Qamrul Haque told bdnews24.com.
Awami League Advisory Council member Suranjit died on Feb 5. He represented the people of Dirai and Shalla seven terms in Parliament.
His widow Joya is a top official at BRAC. She holds no post in Awami League or any of its affiliates.
Shalla Awami League President Al-Amin Chowdhury was also present when Soumen collected the form for the Mar 30 by-election.
The deadline to file nominations for the election is Mar 2. Officials will examine nomination papers on Mar 5 while the last day to withdraw from the race is Mar 13.
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