Interview of AL nomination aspirants on Wednesday
The interview of nomination seekers of Awami League will be held on November 14 (Wednesday) while aspirants can collect and submit nomination forms by 6pm tomorrow.
“Interview of nomination aspirants of Awami League will be held at 11am on November 14 at the Awami League president’s Dhanmondi political office,” AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader told a press conference after a meeting of the party’s parliamentary board at AL office at Bangabandhu Avenue here.
About the Jatiya Oikyafront’s demand for deferring the election schedule, Quader said it is the jurisdiction of the Election Commission.
If the commission defers the election, Awami League will have no objection, he added.
About the sharing of parliamentary seats among the partners of the alliance, the AL general secretary said the 14-party will contest in the polls with the symbol ‘Boat’ while Jatiya Party will take part in the race with ‘Plough’ symbol.
‘Boat’ symbol will remain limited to the 14-party alliance, he added.
About the Jukta Front led by Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, Quader said the Jukta Front could be an ally of the 14-party alliance.
“Discussion is going on in this regard. Initially we will give nomination to our party aspirants. If seats are shared, we will withdraw our candidates. Nomination paper withdrawal letters will be kept ready,” he said.
The AL general secretary said seat sharing could be made with the Jatiya Party and discussion is going on informally in this regard.
He said the size of grand alliance could be expanded.