At last, Jashore district Awami League general secretary Shahin Chaklader could convince the Awami League’s high-command as he has been nominated for the symbol `Boat‘ for Jashore-6 by-polls.
The nomination board of ruling Awami League in its meetig on Saturday evening in Dhaka chose Shahin Chaklader as AL candidate for the by-polls. Leaders and workers of Jashore Awami League as well as Keshabpur are happy over the party’s decision.
Keshabpur Upazila AL and its front bodies brought out a procession at the upazila on Sunday greeting the PM for nominating Shahin Chaklader. The ruling party men also distributed sweetmeats on Satudray night at different areas at the upazila to express their happiness.
Following the procession a meeting was held at Shaheed Dawlat Biswas Chattar in the upazila. Among others AL leader Iqbal Hossain Khan, Shahiduzzaman Shaheen, Upazila Jubo League’s former convenor Lecturer Kazi Mujahidul Islam Panna and Upazila Mahila Awami League’s President Rabeya Iqbal were present at the meeting.
Alongside Shahin Chaklader, Wahid Sadik, husband of famous film actress Shabana, and Nowrin Sadek, daughter of former Education Minister ASHK Sadek and former state minister for Public Administration Ismat Ara Sadek, had been lobbying to woo the AL-high command and people of the area. Both of them were hopeful about canidature.
The duo had taken a face to face position to take part in the forthcoming by-polls in Jashore-6 constituency with the ticket from ruling Awami League. They also visited the area and joined a number of meetings.
Actress Afroza Sultana Ratna, popularly known by her screen name Shabana, had also joined meeting at the area for her film producer husband Wahid Sadik.
The parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of Awami League MP Ismat Ara Sadique. She died on January 21.