The Parliament Secretariat has declared his Sirajganj-1 seat vacant due to the death of former health minister and late spokesperson of 14 parties Mohammad Nasim. Senior Secretary of the Parliament Secretariat. Zafar Ahmed Khan declared his seat vacant. The Gazette was published on Wednesday as the seats were declared vacant. It says, ‘Mohammad Nasim, Member of Parliament of Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad on 30th Justo 1427/13 June 2020. The 62 Sirajganj-1 seat of the Eleventh National Assembly has become vacant on that date due to his death earlier. According to the constitution, if a seat in the National Assembly becomes vacant, there is an obligation to hold a by-election within the next ninety days.
In this case, the Election Commission will have to organize the voting by September 10. However, due to the outbreak of coronavirus, all types of elections have been postponed. EC officials, meanwhile, said that if it was not possible to vote by September 10 due to the epidemic, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) had given the constitution another 90 days due to natural calamities. In this case, the by-election has to be completed within 180 days of the seat becoming vacant, i.e. by December 9.