Awami League chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today requested the Election Commission to allocate ‘boat’ symbol to 10 candidates of its allies for contesting the next general election.
Hasina made the request to the CEC through a letter on the last day of withdrawing nomination. AL Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap submitted the letter to the secretary of the Election Commission (EC) Secretariat.
“I would like to request to allocate the boat symbol to the candidates of different political parties that are partners in the Awami League-lead alliance in the 10th parliamentary election,” reads the letter.
The 10 candidates are -- Fazle Hossain Badsha (Rajshahi-2), Sheikh Hafizur Rahman (Narail-2), Mustafa Lutfullah (Satkhira-1) and Rashed Khan Menon (Dhaka-8) of Workers Party of Bangladesh; Hasanul Huq Inu (Kustia-2), Zayedul Kabir (Narshingdi-2), Shirin Akhter (Feni-1) and Mainuddin Khan Badal (Chittagon-8) of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal; MA Awal (Laxmipur-1) and Nazibul Bashar Maizbhandari (Chittagong-2) of Tarikat Federation.
The next parliamentary election is scheduled to be held on January 5.