Farida Rahman elected for reserved seat in BD parliament

March 26, 2009

parliamentFarida Rahman Hira, mother-in-law of Shaheed Major Gazzali Dastagir is on the list of 36 candidates the ruling Awami League-led alliance has selected for the reserved seats for women in parliament. She will be representing Panchagarh district.

It is to be noted that Major Gazzali Dastagir was shaheed in recent BDR mutiny. Major Gazzali was the grandson of Yousuf Jaan and Rasheeda Begum and son of Parsa Begum and Group Captain Syed Abu Dastagir.

Of the 45 reserved seats distributed on basis of the parties’ strengths in the House, the BNP got five while Jatiya Party got four.

Begum Shamshunnahar Ahsanullah the ex nominated women MP from BNP could not made it to the BNP’s lucky five this time.

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