Wife and brother will fight against ‘boat’ candidate in Narsingdi-2 seat
Narsingdi-2 (Palash) Constituency in the 12th JS Election, Awami League boat Dr. Anwarul Ashraf Khan (Dilip) will have to face his wife and president of Palash Upazila Mahila League Afroza Sultana (Afroza Dilip) and younger brother Kamrul Ashraf Khan Poton, former member of parliament and senior vice president of Palash Upazila Awami League, who submitted nomination papers as independent candidates.
This information was made known through the Narsingdi District Returning Officer's office and the Deputy Commissioner's office on the last day of submission of nomination papers announced by the Election Commission on Thursday (November 30).
It is known that the Narsingdi-2 (Palash) seat was of BNP nominated candidate from 1991 to 2006. Abdul Moin Khan was in possession. Palash Upazila Awami League president in 2008 election Anwarul Ashraf Khan (Dilip) won the seat for the first time in Parliament.
Later, in the 2014 election, Awami League was elected as a grand alliance. Due to the coalition election in this election, Dr. Zaidul Kabir of JSD from grand alliance was allowed to contest with the boat symbol. Anwarul Ashraf Khan Dileep's younger brother Kamrul Ashraf Khan (Poton) elected as an independent and continued his victory by defeating the boat. Later, in the 11th JS election of 2018, Palash Upazila Awami League president and current Member of Parliament Dr. Anwarul Ashraf Khan (Dilip) was nominated and won.
It has raised curiosity among the common people as to why they have submitted three nominations despite the boat symbol being given to one family. Despite several attempts to contact them, no response was received.
According to the schedule announced by the EC, the nomination papers submitted will be scrutinized from December 1 to 4 by the concerned Returning Officers. The deadline for filing appeals against the selection of nomination papers is December 5-9. Appeal disposal December 10-15. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 17.