Amid the relief and celebration of leaders and party workers of Awami League in Pirgacha of Rangpur, the helm of the boat symbol went to Tipu Munshi. The announcement was made from the Awami League central office in Dhaka on November 25, prompting celebration and the distribution of sweets in Pirgacha.
The Rangpur-4 (Pirgacha-Kaunia) seat is an important one where industrialists compete for candidacy. This time around was no different, with 10 potential nominees collecting nomination forms. Among them were current Awami League MP Tipu Munshi, and two Jatiya Party candidates Shirajul Islam Bhorsha and Mostafa Selim Bengal. There was unrest among party workers during the pre-selection period, but relief prevailed over the outcome.