Mathbaria upazila parishad chairman Ashrafur Rahman, also a member of Pirojpur district unit Awami League (AL), yesterday submitted his nomination paper to compete in the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) polls as an independent candidate from Pirojpur-3 constituency consisting Mathbaria upazila.
The polls are scheduled to be held on December 30.
Earlier on Sunday, Ashrafur handed over resignation from the chairman post, to the local administration for forwarding it to the secretary of the public administration ministry.
Two other high profile AL men -- Dr Anwar Hossain, who was elected lawmaker from the constituency in December 2008 polls, and Dr Nazrul Islam, a leader of Bangladesh Medical Association, are also contesting as independent candidates in the constituency.
There is strong possibility that present lawmaker Dr Rustom Ali Farazi will get nomination from the AL-led alliance, party insiders said.
He was elected independent lawmaker in the 10th JS polls by defeating the then AL candidate.
Rustom Ali, who was also elected lawmaker from Jatiya Party (JP-Ershad) in 1996 and BNP in 2001 from Pirojpur-3, again joined JP this year.
Ashrafur and several other AL leaders of the upazila had demanded nomination of a candidate from the party, claiming that Rustom did not evaluate AL men during the last five years and proper development works were not done in Mathbaria.