Awami League candidates, including former minister Nurul Islam Nahid, have won five out of six constituencies in Sylhet.
Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, a former BNP minister and incumbent chairman of the Trinamool BNP, came in third in Nahid’s Sylhet-6 seat in the national polls held on Sunday.
According to unofficial results, Nahid bagged 57,758 votes while Shamsher polled 10,000 votes.
Second-placed independent candidate Sarwar Hossain, former president of the Awami League’s overseas unit in Canada, got 39,488 votes.
Masuk Uddin Ahmad, the Awami League candidate for Sylhet-5, lost to independent aspirant Maulana Husam Uddin Chowdhury.
The other winners in Sylhet are Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen of Sylhet-1, Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury of Sylhet-2, Habibur Rahman of Sylhet-3, and Expatriates’ Welfare Minister Imran Ahmad of Sylhet-4.