EC ready to hear cancellation of nomination papers

Appeal hearing tomorrow

EC ready to hear cancellation of nomination papers

Trial room placed on election building

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 11:11 AM, 5 December 2018   Updated: 11:26 AM, 5 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Election Commission (EC) is making preparations to hear the allegation against the cancellation of nomination papers for the 11th parliamentary elections. A trial room has been placed on the 11th floor of the election building.

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other commissioners, Election Commission secretaries, and additional district magistrates will be present there.

The hearing will start tomorrow from 10:00 am on December 6, EC officials said.

They said the appellants will be able to bring their lawyers to the hearing. They will move in the same way as a court bench.

According to the EC sources, 318 appeals were made in two days till Tuesday to get the candidacy back. Of these, only 234 candidates from different political parties and independent candidates are appealing to get their candidacy back on Tuesday. And, more than 84 people appealed on Monday.

Meanwhile, an appeal has been filed against the acceptance of nomination papers of Bogura-4 constituency Hafizur Rahman and another candidate Akhtaruzzaman. 

However, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s appeal not made in two days. 

It is to be noted that the nomination of 786 people was canceled without one percent voter, faulty nomination, profitable post, non-signing of affidavits, non-submission of income tax returns, loan defaulters, convicts, and other reasons.