EC resumes hearing appeals of rejected nominees for second day

Published: December 07, 2018 12:18:14 | Updated: December 07, 2018 14:47:06

The Election Commission headquarters at capital's Agargaon seen in this undated FE file photo

The Election Commission has started its hearing for the second consecutive day on Friday on the petitions filed against the decision of the returning officers over the rejections of nomination papers in different constituencies.

The hearing started around 10:00am at the Nirbachan Bhaban.

The EC will hear the petitions of 150 aspirants today, according to a UNB report.

Earlier on Thursday, the EC declared 80 candidatures as valid after hearing 160 petitions .

Of the total, the Commission rejected 77 petitions and kept three pending.

The 80 aspirants who got back their candidatures include BNP's 39, AL's 1, Jatiya Party's 8, Gano Forum's 1, LDP's 2, Zaker Party's 6, NPP's 1, Bangladesh Islami Front's 2, IslamiOikyajote's 2, Bangladesh Muslim League's 1, IslamiAndolan Bangladesh's 2, Muslim League's 2, and independent 13.

A total of 543 petitions were filed with the Election Commission within the three-day window till Wednesday challenging the decisions for returning officers over the rejection and acceptance for nomination papers submitted by aspirants to contest the next national election slated for December 30.

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