Many Awami League nominees find themselves in a dicey situation, as they may have to face a tough challenge from party colleagues running as independents or incur the high command’s wrath for an uncontested win.
The Awami League yesterday unveiled its list of 298 nominees, and three incumbent ministers and 68 other lawmakers did not make the cut.
Former state minister for information and broadcasting Murad Hassan, who had to resign from cabinet for his misogynistic and abusive remarks, has not got the Awami League ticket to run for parliament this time.
The 14-party allies will demand the Awami League set aside more seats for them this time but the ruling party will assign fewer seats to them compared to the last national election, sources in the AL said.
Star cricketer Shakib Al Hasan is set to start a new career in politics as he got the ruling Awami League’s ticket to run for parliament from Magura-1 constituency.
In many constituencies, incumbent and former lawmakers of the Awami League treat their seats with a dynastic perspective.
Former Chhatra League president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon, who was removed from his post in 2019 for controversial activities, has been picked as the Awami League nominee for Kurigram-1.