Citing widespread irregularities, five more BNP candidates yesterday filed separate election petitions with the High Court, asking it to cancel the results of the December 30 national polls in their constituencies.
In the petitions, they also appealed for directing the Election Commission to hold fresh elections there.
With the five petitioners, 79 defeated candidates from the BNP-led alliance have so far filed election petitions, court sources said.
In some of the petitions, it has been mentioned that even dead people were shown casting votes, which is nothing but a clear evidence of a “farcical” election.
Yesterday's petitioners are Golam Mohammad Siraj from Bogura-5, AUM Khalilur Rahman from Joypurhat-2, Md Mahmudul Haque Rubel from Sherpur-3, Md Abu Ahmad Akando Walid from Mymensingh-4 and Abul Hossain Khan from Barishal-6.
The court is yet to set any date for hearing the petitions.
The BNP and the Jatiya Oikyafront, an alliance of BNP and some other parties, rejected the polls results, alleging huge irregularities in the election.
The Awami League-led grand alliance secured 289 seats, while the Oikyafront got only eight seats.
The Oikyafront MPs-elect are yet to take oath in parliament.
The alliance will hold a mass hearing on February 24 to present the “picture of vote rigging” of the recently concluded parliamentary election.