The ruling Awami League has nominated Swecchasebak League leader Hasan Imam Khan Sohel Hazari as its candidate for the by-elections to Tangail-4 constituency scheduled for November 10.
The decision was made yesterday evening in an AL parliamentary board meeting, chaired by party president Sheikh Hasina, at Gono Bhaban in the capital, sources at the meeting said.
Sohel Hazari is also a former chairman of Kalihati upazila.
A total of 19 aspirants had collected the nomination forms to contest the by-polls to the parliamentary seat which has been vacant since sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique resigned from the Jatiya Sangsad on September 1.
The constituency has over 2.77 lakh voters.
Latif Siddique was expelled from the AL and the cabinet for his remarks on Hajj made in the US in September last year.