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Shakib and Ferdous get Awami League nomination

Shakib and Ferdous get Awami League nomination

Bangladesh Awami League has named cricket all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as its candidate for the Magura-1 parliamentary seat in the upcoming national elections. Besides, Dhallywood actor Ferdous Ahmed is set to contest the elections from Dhaka-10 under the ruling party's 'Boat' symbol. 

Former Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will also run for re-election from the Narail-2 constituency as a ruling party candidate. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader announced their nominations at a media briefing on Sunday (Nov 26), local media reported.

Following the announcement of the schedule for the Jan 7 elections, superstar Shakib bought Awami League nomination forms for three constituencies – Dhaka-10, Magura-1 and Magura-2.

Meanwhile, Ferdous, who has become increasingly active in politics, collected nomination forms for the Dhaka-10 and Dhaka-18.