Staff Correspondent: Every year, the National Assembly election creates a festive mood in the country’s showbiz arena. The stars are seen spending busy time in the election campaign to get the nomination of the preferred party. This time is no exception. At least a dozen performers are expecting Awami League’s nomination from the showbiz arena in the upcoming 12th National Assembly elections.
In the meantime, some are ahead by collecting nomination papers. Among them are present-day actress Mahia Mahi and actor Shakeel Khan of Dhakai cinema.
On Saturday (November 18) morning, the sale of nomination forms started at the Awami League office on Bangabandhu Avenue. On that day, Mahi collected the nomination form to be a candidate for the boat symbol from Chapainawabganj-2 constituency. This actress told, “I have picked up the nomination papers for the election in Chapainawabganj-2 seat with the boat symbol. The rest will be done by Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. However, I am ready to contest the election from this seat.
Earlier in 2022, Mahi bought the nomination paper as Awami League’s candidate for the by-election in this same seat. Although the party nomination was given to the acting president of the district Awami League and former member of parliamentZiaur Rahman.
Actor Shakeel Khan has been seen spending busy time in public relations in Bagerhat-3 (Rampal-Mongla) seat for quite some time now. Following this, he collected the nomination form of Awami League from Bagerhat-3 constituency on Saturday (November 18) at noon.
Shakil Khan told about this, I love the soil and people of Rampal-Mongla. If Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina nominates me from this seat, I will work for the welfare of the people of this area. There are many job opportunities in the area. A bridge is much needed to connect Mongla across. I will try to do everything for the welfare of people including building this bridge. The people of Mongla-Rampal are on my side. I hope the Prime Minister will give me party nomination from this seat.
Two famous actresses of the country are Shami Kaiser and Rokeya Prachi. Both of them have expressed their desire to collect nomination form from Feni-3 constituency in the 12th National Assembly elections.
Actress Rokeya Prachi told, “There is a desire to collect the nomination form of Awami League from Feni-3 constituency. I can pick up the form within the appointed time on November 21.
The same is true of actress Shami Kaiser’s voice. He said, ‘I can collect the party nomination form of Awami League on November 20. There is a desire to participate in the election from Feni-3 seat in the boat symbol.
Regarding the expectation of two actresses getting nominations from the same constituency, Shami Kaiser commented, ‘I have heard that another colleague of mine is expecting nominations from this constituency. In this case, we will accept whoever the party nominates. I will work together for him.
Among the actresses, several other stars are in discussion but none of them are picking up the nomination form. Among them are actresses Apu Biswas, Aruna Biswas, Jyotika Jyoti and Purnima.
Actress Apu Biswas was rumored to be participating in the election, but she told clearly that she has not decided to participate in the election from any particular constituency. But if Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wants to give him any responsibility, he will fulfill it.
Same goes for actress Aruna Biswas. Although he has been involved in Awami League politics for a long time, he has no intention of getting nominated in the 12th national election. He thinks there are more qualified people in politics. They should participate in the parliamentary elections. Aruna said, ‘I am not collecting any nomination form for the election. But I am on the side of Awami League, as I was in the past, I will remain the same in the future.
Actress Jyotika Jyoti is currently quite active in Awami League politics. However, he will not collect the nomination form to contest the election. In this regard, Jyoti told, “I think, I still have a lot to give in politics.” This time I am not taking the nomination form to participate in the parliamentary elections. However, I am in the election campaign of Awami League. In the meantime, I am busy with various activities for the team.
Actress Poornima was also buzzing about the nomination in the showbiz arena. But the actress directly told that there is no such plan. In Purnima’s words, ‘Those who have been associated with politics for a long time can expect nomination. I am a child compared to them in politics. Therefore, I have no intention or plan to collect nominations to participate in the elections.
Meanwhile, the list of nominees among the actors is also quite long. Ferdous and Riaz are the most discussed names in the showbiz arena around the upcoming elections. These two heroes have been seen to be directly involved in various political activities of Awami League for a long time. So before the election, the question has arisen, whether they will collect the party’s nomination form or not?
In this regard, Ferdous told on Sunday (November 19), ‘I am waiting for the green signal from the party’s high command. I hope to reach a decision before November 20.
When asked if there is any preferred seat or not, this hero said – Dhaka-17, Comilla-1 and Jessore (he did not mention the seat). There are preparations to participate in the elections in any one of these three constituencies. I will take the rest as the team thinks best.
Although Ferdous is preparing for the election, Riaz has the opposite picture. This hero said that he will not collect the nomination form of Awami League in the 12th national parliament election.
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