Published:  02:30 AM, 11 February 2019

Syed Ashraf's sister elected

Syed Ashraf's sister elected Dr Syeda Zakia Nur

Awami League candidate Dr Syeda Zakia Nur, the younger sister of former Awami League general secretary late Syed Ashraful Islam has been elected uncontested in the by-election to Kishoreganj-1 (Sadar-Hossainpur) constituency.

As two of three candidates, who submitted their nomination papers, withdrew their candidacies, Returning Officer and Kishoreganj Deputy Commissioner Sarwar Morshed Chowdhury on Sunday said Zakia Nur was declared the winner.

Sarwar Morshed Chowdhury said, "District Ganatantri Party President Advocate Bhupendra Bhoumik Dolon withdrew his nomination paper before 5pm on Sunday, the last day of withdrawing the nomination paper. Earlier, another candidate Jatiya Party's Md Mostain Billah withdrew his nomination. As there is no contender, Syeda Zakia Nur was declared elected MP as the sole candidate of the Awami League."

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