Liberal Islamic Jote, an alliance of six Islamic political parties led by newly registered Bangladesh Su-preme Party (BSP), has announced names of candidates in 121 constituencies to contest in the 12th Jati-ya Sangsad (JS) polls slated for January 7, 2024.
Chairman of BSP and the Jote Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Maizbhandari yesterday announced the names of 121 candidates at a press conference at the National Press Club and said that they will contest in 200 par-liamentary constituencies.
The Jote will disclose names of rest candidates for 79 soon.
Syed Saifuddin Ahmed, also incumbent leader of the spiritual hub of Maizbhandar Darbar, has been nominated for contesting in Dhaka-14 and Chattogram-2 constituencies in this parliamentary election.
He said that they are participating in the elections to continue the democratic trend in the country and hoped that incumbent Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal and the government would carry out the duties entrusted to them impartially.
Syed Saifuddin Ahmed urged BNP to take part in the polls keeping trust in the Election Commission by shunning the path of hartal, blockades and violence.
The alliance chairman said the elections will be considered as participatory ones even if BNP does not participate.
Other political parties under the alliance are Islamic Oikya Jote, Aashiqeen-e- Awlia Parishad, Bangla-desh Jana Dal (BJD), National Awami Party (NAP-Bhasani) and Krishak Sramik Party.
The election symbol of the Liberal Islamic Jote is ‘Ektara (monochord)’.