06:54 PM, December 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:57 PM, December 11, 2018

SC stays HC order on accepting 2 BNP candidates’ nomination

The Supreme Court today stayed for two days the High Court orders that directed the Election Commission to accept the nomination papers of BNP candidates Badal Sarker and Abdul Muhit Talukder and allow them to contest the upcoming election.

Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, chamber judge of the Appellate Division of the SC, passed the orders following two separate petitions filed by the EC seeking stay on the HC orders.

The apex court chamber judge also sent the stay petitions to its full bench for their hearing on Thursday.

It depends on the Appellate Division full bench’s order whether Badal and Muhit can run the December 30 election, Barrister Quamrun Mahmud Deepa, a lawyer for the EC, told The Daily Star.

Now, they cannot run the polls, as the SC chamber judge stayed the HC order on them, she said.

The EC recently upheld the returning officers' cancellation of their nomination papers on the ground that Badal and Muhit are holding the offices of two upazilaparishads in Bogura which are a profitable post.

Following two separate writ petitions, the HC on December 9 directed the EC to accept their nomination papers and allow them to contest the upcoming election.

Attorney General MahbubeyAlam and Advocate Md Obaidur Rahman appeared for the EC.

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News

Multimedia you may like

Photo of the day


A unique installation stands in the middle of the road in Shahbagh with the stoic face of a mannequin staring at citizens, saying “You don't have to clean up the mess, just don't make things worse. That's all, thanks.” The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das
Today's Gallery (2019.04.20)

Photo of the day


Children in Chattogram have resorted to the best way to beat the heat -- diving into the Karnaphuli. The photo was taken yesterday from the city's Fishery Ghat area. Photo: RAJIB RAIHAN
Today's Gallery (2019.04.19)

Bangladesh Water Transport Workers Federation Called Off Strike


Operations of passenger and cargo vessels resumed yesterday after Bangladesh Water Transport Workers Federation postponed their strike. The federation called the strike to press home their 11-point demand, including full implementation of the pay scale of 2016, stopping extortion and robbery in river transport, and providing appointment letters, identity cards and service books to transport workers. The photo was taken at Barishal terminal. Photo: Titu Das
Today's Gallery (2019.04.18)

charak puja


Devotees observe Charak Puja, a festival celebrating Hindu god Shiva, on Chaitra Sangkranti (last day of the Bangla year, April 13) in a village under Banshkhali Upazila of Chattogram. As part of the ritual, a man is suspended from a Charak tree and revolves around the tree mid-air seven times. A village fair is also held annually surrounding the festival. Photo: RAJIB RAIHAN
Today's Gallery (2019.04.17)

charred equipment and fabrics


Charred equipment and fabrics at a sweatshop on the sixth floor of the 10-storey Khan Mansion and City Park in the capital's Mirpur, where a fire broke out on Sunday. Fire fighters said the building was constructed without following the building code and had no fire safety measures. It took them around five hours to put out the flames. Photo: Rashed Shumon
Today's Gallery (2019.04.16)

Never give up


At first glance, they seem to be just a dusty pair of hands holding onto salvaged pieces of metal. Peel the layer further and a heart-warming story is revealed. Miraj, 10, has taken up the responsibility of securing his family's daily meals. The boy, who is blind, is assisted by his younger sister Honu, who appears to be around six. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Today's Gallery (2019.04.14)