Outgoing mayor of Dhaka South Sayeed Khokon has set his sights on winning the Awami League's nomination to contest the by-elections to the Dhaka-10 parliamentary seat vacated by his successor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, reports bdnews24.com.
Khokon, whose reelection hopes ended after the ruling party opted to back Taposh in the Dhaka polls, collected the Awami League's nomination form for the by-election from its Dhanmondi offices on Friday.
"I have submitted the nomination form. The decision now lies with the party," Khokon told bdnews24.com afterwards.
The by-polls to the seat will be held along with Bagerhat-4 and Gaibandha-3 on March 21.
The deadline for nomination submission is February 19. The scrutiny of nominations will end on February 23 while the last date for withdrawing candidature is February 29.