04:34 PM, December 06, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:38 PM, December 06, 2018

Scrutinise nominations of 3 aspirants from Dhaka-16, Kishoreganj-1, 2

HC asks to ROs

The High Court (HC) today directed the returning officers to receive and scrutinise nomination papers of three aspirants of Dhaka-16 and Kishoreganj-1and Kishoreganj-2 constituencies in 12 hours.

The candidates are Sadakat Khan Sakku (independent) for Dhaka 16, Md Azharul Islam (Gonoforum) for Kishoreganj-1 and M Shafiur Rahman Khan Bachchu (Gonoforum) for Kishoreganj-2 constituency.

The HC bench of Justice Tariqul Hakim and Justice Md Suhrawardy passed the order following three writ petitions filed by the aspirants.

The three candidates,in the petitions, said that they went to the returning officers of the concerned constituencies to submit their nomination papers on November 28 but the ROs did not receive their nominations saying they were delayed in submitting the papers.

They filed the petitions seeking HC directives upon the returning officers to receive and scrutinise their papers.

WHEN IS THE ELECTION?

Election Commission has revised polls schedule, deferring the 11th general election by a week to December 30 – a decision taken in November.

As per the schedule, November 28 was the deadline to submit nomination papers, December 2 was the date for scrutiny and December 9 the last date for withdrawal.

Throughout the last half of November, major political parties were busy selecting their chosen candidates for the 300 constituencies across Bangladesh.

 

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