Jagannathpur Correspondent : Nominations for Sunamganj’s Jagannathpur Upazila Parishad election ended on Thursday.
On the last day, 5 candidates for the post of chairman, 5 candidates for the post of vice chairman and 3 candidates for the post of female vice chairman have submitted their nomination papers to the office of the upazila election officer.
The Chairman nominees are Akmal Hossain, the Awami League candidate, Ataur Rahman, the current chairman of the Upazila Parishad, Muktadir Ahmad Mukta, the independent candidate, Syed Talha Alam, the Jamiat-e- Ulamae Islam candidate and Abbas Uddin Chowdhury Liton, the independent candidate.
Upazila Awami League organizing secretary Joydwip Sutradhar Birendra, Upazila Jubo League general secretary Abul Hossain Lalon, vice president Saleh Ahmad, UK expatriate Syed Tuhel Ahmad and BNP leader Abdul Matin Lucky submitted nomination papers for the post of vice chairman.
Apart from this, Sufia Khanam Sathi, Reena Khan and Selina Begum have filed their nominations for the post of women vice-chairman.
Jagannathpur Upazila Election Officer and Assistant Returning Officer Mujibur Rahman said that according to the schedule, selection of candidates will be held on October 10, withdrawal on October 17 and voting on November 2.
For the first time in Jagannathpur upazila, upazila parishad elections will be conducted through EVM.