The by-polls to Tangail-3 constituency slated for tomorrow is expected to see a tough contest between Awami League-nominated contestant and the rebel AL candidate. The main opposition BNP has boycotted the by-polls.
The Awami League Parliamentary Board nominated Shahidul Islam Lebu, former general secretary of Ghatail upazila AL unit, and Tangail District AL religious affairs secretary Amanur Rahman Khan Rana is contesting the by-polls as an independent candidate.
Meanwhile, AL yesterday expelled rebel candidate Rana from the party for violating party decision.
AL presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim announced the decision at a rally organised in support of AL nominated candidate Shahidul Islam Lebu at Ghatail Gono Uchcho Bidyaloy premises in the evening.
Jatiya Party (JP-Ershad) backed candidate Syed Abu Yusuf Abdullah Tuhin, an industrialist, is another candidate in the by-election.
The parliamentary seat fell vacant due to the death of ruling Awami League lawmaker Matiur Rahman on September 14.