A total of 128 female candidates are set to run for 99 seats in the January 7 national election. This is only 4.71 percent of the total 2,713 candidates taking part in the polls.
This is only 4.71 percent of the total 2,713 candidates taking part in the polls in 300 constituencies
A total of 244 aspirants, either with a party ticket or independently, will fight in the 20 constituencies of Dhaka, according to the data of two Returning Offices of the district.
The number of independent aspirants submitting nomination papers for the upcoming national polls is at an all time high.
Jatiya Party (JP) leader Md Rafiqul Islam, who has submitted nomination from Trinamool BNP, is going to contest the 12th national election from Dhaka-4 constituency without his party's consent.
The Election Commission has instructed different ministries, departments and organisations to suspend initiating any new projects or programmes, including reliefs and grants for all constituencies, ahead of the upcoming 12th national election.
The Election Commission will have more time to scrutinise nomination forms and dispose of appeals this time than in the previous few national elections.
Owners of the country’s private power plants have sought the prime minister’s assistance in settling their claim of Tk 4,000 crore on top of their overdue fuel import bills.