Reza Kibria gets back candidacy

Published: December 07, 2018 17:37:26 | Updated: December 07, 2018 21:12:24


Gono Forum aspirant Dr Reza Kibria Friday got back his candidature for Habiganj-1 constituency as the Election Commission declared his nomination paper valid after hearing.

Reza Kibira, also son of former Finance Minister Shah AMS Kibria, filed his nomination paper to run the 11th parliamentary elections slated for December 30 from the parliamentary seat, reports UNB.

But, the returning officer had turned down his nomination paper for credit card default during scrutiny.

On Tuesday, the Gano Forum contestant filed a petition with the EC challenging the decision of the returning officer.

The EC, the appellate body, on Friday afternoon heard his petition and declared him as a valid candidate.

Since Gono Forum is a component of BNP-led Jatiya Oikyafront, Reza Kibria is going to contest the polls with the 'Sheaf of Paddy' symbol from Habiganj-1 parliamentary seat.

As per the election office, Reza did not pay Tk 5,500 withdrawn against a credit card of City Bank Ltd.

After rejection of his nomination paper, Reza Kibria said he could not pay the credit card bill in time as he had been in abroad for long. But he had already paid it.

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