The BNP has granted the paddy sheaf candidacy to 26 members of the Gono Forum, LDP, JSD, Krishak Sramik Janata League, BJP, Khelafat Majlis, the Kalyan Party and the Jamiat Ulam E Islam Bangladesh.
The list, signed by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, and the relevant official nomination letters were sent to the Election Commission at 4pm on Saturday, the last day for candidates to withdraw.
The BNP secretary general requested that the EC grant the candidates the paddy sheaf symbol for the polls, reports bdnews24.com.
BNP Press Wing official Shairul Kabir delivered the list to the commission.
At least 20 candidates who are members of the now-banned Jamaat-e Islami party also will run under the paddy sheaf symbol.
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