Dhaka, Dec. 2 -- A total of 2,713 candidates have filed nomination forms to contest in the upcoming JatiyaSangsad polls slated for 7 January 2024.

Of the aspiring contestants, 1,966 have been nominated from 32 political parties shows Election Commission data.

The number of candidates nominated by political parties have increased this year, despite the BNP, one of the major political parties, boycotting the election.

In the 2018 election, 1,733 candidates were nominated by 39 registered political parties.

However, the number of total candidates vying to contest in the election is lower than the last national polls, when a total of 3065 candidates ran for the JatiyaSangsad.

The number of parties participating in the election has also dro...