Bangladesh Awami League nominated candidate Adv Umme Kulsum Smriti was declared elected in Gaibandha-3 (Sadullapur-Palashbari) constituency by-polls held yesterday. Returning officer and also district election officer Mahbubur Rahman formally announced the results at his office in Gaibandha on Saturday night, local media reported.
The district election officer said Adv Umme Kulsum Smiti (Boat) won the elections, getting 2,01,482 votes while her nearest candidate Dr. Moynul Hasan Sadik from BNP (Sheaf of paddy) bagged 41,408 votes.
Jatiyo party candidate Mainur Rabbi Chowdhury (Plough) got 10,346 votes as Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal candidate S M Khademul Islam Khudi (Torch) bagged 514 votes, he added.
The seat fell vacant due to the death of ruling party lawmaker Dr. Younus Ali Sarker on Dec 27.