Dhaka, Friday   22 February 2019

Menon appeals against legality of Abbas’s nomination paper

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:26 PM, 5 December 2018   Updated: 07:00 PM, 5 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Social Welfare Minister and Workers Party president Rashed Khan Menon today filed an appeal with the Election Commission (EC) challenging the legality of the nomination paper submitted by BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas.

The appeal was filed by Menon’s lawyer Zead Al-Malum this morning.

“We have filed the appeal, seeking scrapping of Abbas’s nomination paper for concealing information in the affidavit. The BNP leader has concealed the fact that his wife is a loan defaulter. He in his affidavit claimed that he owes more than Taka 73 lakh to his wife. His wife again in her affidavit had claimed that he owes Taka one crore to her. The whole thing is confusing,” Malum told newsmen.

The EC has declared Abbas’s nomination paper for Dhaka-8, the same seat for which Menon is also a candidate, constituency legal.