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BNP leaders trade nomination paper, says Quader
Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders had created a record by trading nominations for the 11th general elections scheduled for December 30.
While speaking at a press conference at the office of the party president, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said according to the Election Commission report total nomination papers of 278 candidates of Awami League were valid and 555 candidates of Bangladesh Nationalist Party were valid.
How BNP could manage 555 candidates in 300 constituencies and also share seats with Oikya Front components, Quader questioned.
‘We also heard that some top leaders of BNP who were involved in the nomination trade had left Dhaka to escape wrath of nomination seekers who gave money for getting nomination,’ Quader said.
‘We will settle the seat sharing issue with our partners soon and we have reached in an understanding with them,’ Quader added.
The joint general secretary of the party Dipu Moni, organising secretary AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, central leaders Mesbah Uddin Siraj, SM Kamal Hossain and others attended the press conference.