Bangladesh Awami League has nominated Dr Pran Gopal Datta, former Vice-Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), for the Cumilla-7 by-polls.
Office Secretary of Awami League Barrister Biplob Barua said the decision came from a meeting of the party's Parliamentary Board and Local Government Representative Nomination Board with party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
He said Professor Dr Pran Gopal Datta's nomination was confirmed at the meeting held at the official residence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday (Sep 11).
The by-election to Cumilla-7 constituency, that fell vacant with the death of parliamentarian Professor Ali Ashraf, is scheduled to take place on Oct 7.
Professor Pran Gopal Datta is currently holding the post of vice president of Cumilla North Awami League.