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Nominations of Abbas, Morshed Khan, Nazmul Huda accepted

Published : Sunday, 9 December, 2018 at 12:00 AM  Count : 661

The Election Commission (EC) has declared the candidacies of BNP leader Mirza Abbas, former foreign minister M Morshed Khan and Bangladesh National Alliance (BNA) chief Nazmul Huda valid to contest the upcoming 11th parliamentary election.
After hearing, the EC on Saturday accepted their appeals filed against rejection of their nomination
papers by the returning officers concerned.
It also rejected a petition filed by Workers Party of Bangladesh chief Rashed Khan Menen challenging the legality of the candidacy of Mirza Abbas from Dhaka-8 constituency.
Nazmul Hossain will contest polls from Dhaka-17 constituency.
Huda's nomination was initially rejected as he did not specify his party's name or whether he will be contesting polls independently.
However, on December 2, he informed the returning officer at the Dhaka Divisional Commissioners' office that he wants to contest the upcoming national polls from Awami League.
BNP leader M Morshed Khan had submitted his application for the Chattogram-8 seat but had it rejected by the returning officer.
The returning officer said they had rejected the nomination for not submitting educational qualification certificates and for unpaid utility bills.
Khan appealed to the Election Commission over the rejection and his case was heard on Saturday.
The Election Commission approved Khan's nomination following the hearing. President of Supreme Court Bar Association Zainul Abedin represented Morshed Khan.
"I'm very much satisfied to get back my nomination. The Election Commission has been kind to me," Khan told journalists.
Meanwhile, the EC also accepted nomination of Mirza Abbas' wife Afroza Abbas for Dhaka-9 constituency.

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