The Board of Directors of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the top organisation of businessmen and industrialists, has released the preliminary list of candidates after scrutinizing the data of various important organisations including tax and debt defaulters and police.
In this election candidates list of 2021-23 term which was published yesterday, 81 candidates who submitted nomination papers for the post of director on 31 March have been verified. KM Akhtaruzzaman and Ferdous Huda Chowdhury have been left out due to them evading tax from the National Board of Revenue. The total number of posts is 80. According to the schedule, the polling will be held on 5 May.
This information was found in the list of candidates signed by the members of the Election Board including FBCCI Election Management Board Chairman Prof Ali Ashraf. According to Election Board sources, a total of 32 candidates have been nominated for the 17 posts in the chamber group and 17 in the association group. Gopalganj Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agency did not submit candidate names for the two nominated director posts. On the other hand, there are 25 candidates against the 23 posts of the chamber group and 26 candidates against the 23 posts of the association group.
According to the list of candidates – apart from the only presidential candidate in this election, the vice-chairman of the Bengal Group Md Jasim Uddin, AKM Selim Osman, Iqbal Hossain Chowdhury Jewel, Nazrul Islam Majumder, Syed Sadat Almas Kabir, SM Safiuzzaman, Md Amin Ullah, Anwar ul Alam Chowdhury Parvez, AKM Monirul Haque, Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman Patwari, Abu Hossain Bhuiyan Rana, Khandaker Enayet Ullah, Mohammad Ali Khokon, Munir Hossain and Alamgir Shamsul Alamin Kajal have been nominated as director candidates from the association group.
Abu Motaleb, Rabbani Jabbar, Khandaker Maniur Rahman Jewel, Jamal Uddin, Muntakim Ashraf, Mir Nizam Uddin Ahmed, Akkas Mahmud, Rashidul Hasan Chowdhury Rony, MJR Nasir Majumder, Syed Moazzem Hossain, MA Momen, Habib Ullah Don, Shafiqul Islam Bhorosha, Amin Helali, Hafez Harun, Dr Ferdousi Begum, Amjad Hossain, Nizam Uddin Rajesh, Aslam Serniabad, Dr Kazi Erteja Hasan, Shahin Ahmed, Shami Kaiser, Abu Nasser, Ali Zaman and Dr Nadia Binte Amin have been nominated as candidates from the association group.
On the other hand, the nominated director candidates from the chamber group are Jashodha Jibon Debnath, Preeti Chakraborty, Serniabad Moinuddin Abdullah, Nizam Uddin, Mohammad Nurun Newaz, AM Mahbub Chowdhury, Dr Munal Mahbub, Abul Kashem Khan, Naz Farhana, Kazi Aminul Haque, Saiful Islam, Aminul Haque Shamim, Md Shamsuzzaman, Mostafa Azad Chowdhury Babu, Rezaul Islam Milon and Tahmin Ahmed.
Hasina Newaz, Masudur Rahman Milon, Azizul Haque, Dilip Kumar Agrawala, Masud Parvez Khan Imran, Abul Khair Morsalin, Mohammad Anwar Sadat Sarkar, Rezaul Karim Rejnu, Gazi Golam Ashria, Golam Mohammad, Bijoy Kumar Kejriwal, Sujib Ranjan Das, Iqbal Shahriar, Ali Hossain, Shah Jalal, Mohammad Bazlur Rahman, Tabarakul Tosaddek Hossain Khan Titu, Mohammad Riyad Ali, Khairul Huda Chapal, Khan Ahmed Shuvo, Mutasirul Islam, SM Jahangir Alam Manik, MA Razzak Khan, Humayun Rashid Khan Pathan and Salauddin Alamgir have been nominated as candidates from the chamber group.