53 regain nomination, 42 rejected after appeal
Published : Thursday, 6 December, 2018 at 6:14 PM Count : 437
Many nominees whose applications were rejected during the scrutiny process have been restored by the Election Commission.
The Election Commission held a hearing on Thursday to settle the appeals of the first 100 nominees to challenge the rejection of their applications, reports bdnews24.com.
Of them, the rejections of 53 nominees have been overturned, allowing them to compete in the polls. Most of them are BNP candidates.
The EC has rejected 42 appeals, while three others were left pending and two appeals were not heard due to the absence of the candidates.
The hearing began at 10am on the 11th floor of the Election Commission building. Among the 543 appeals filed, 160 are due to be settled on the first day.
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder, Rafiqul Islam, Kabita Khanam and Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury headed the hearing.
Patuakhali-3 BNP candidate Golam Maula Rony is among the nominees who have received approval to compete in the polls.
The Ex-Awami League turned BNP candidate’s nomination papers got rejected on Dec 2 by the returning officers for not having his signature on the affidavit.
List of those who regained nomination:
Golam Maula Rony (BNP) Patuakhali-3, Major (Retired) Akhtaruzzaman (BNP) Kishoreganj-3, Morshed Uddin Milton (BNP) Bogura-7, Tamiz Uddin (BNP) Dhaka-20, Shafiqul Haque Mona (BNP), Khulna-6, Faridul Kabir Talukder (BNP) Jamalpur-4, Md. Abdul Mazid (Jhenidah-2), Mohammad Shahjahan (Patuakhali-3), Zahirul Islam Montu (Madaripur-1), Abdul Qaiyum Chowdhury (Sylhet-3), Khandaker Abu Ashfaq (Dhaka-1), Md. Fazlur Rahman (Joypurhat-1), Md. Abidur Rahman Khan (Manikganj-2), Md Joynal Abedin (Gazipur-2), Zesmin Noor Nabi (Brahmanbaria-6), Mostafa Selim (Rangpur-4), Zobair Ahmed (Habiganj-1), Md Joynal Abedin (Mymensingh-7), Abdullah Al Helal (Brahmanbaria-3), Mohammad Abu Bakr Siddique (Mymensingh-2), Abdul Khalek (BNP) Kurigram-3, Md Mahfuzur Rahman (Kurigram-4), Yunus Ali (Kurigram-4), and Farhad Hossain Azad (BNP) Panchagarh-2).