03:03 PM, October 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:21 PM, October 10, 2019

Rahgir Almahi Ershad takes oath as MP

Rahgir Almahi Ershad, elected from Rangpur 3, took oath today as a member of the Parliament. 

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath taking ceremony at her office at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka.

HM Ershad’s son Rahgir won the by-polls in Rangpur-3 constituency yesterday, according to unofficial results.

He bagged 58,878 votes while his nearest rival BNP’s Rita Rahman secured 16,947 votes, the results showed last night.

Independent candidate Shahriar Asif, Ershad’s nephew who was expelled from the JP for breaching party discipline, bagged 14,984 votes while Kazi Mohammad Shahidullah of Gono Front got 1,662.

As many as 924 people voted for Touhidur Rahman Mondal of Khelafat Majlish and 611 for Shafiul Alam of National People’s Party, the results showed.

Earlier in the day, the voting started at 9:00am and continued till 4:00pm.

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