The Election Commission on Friday rejected the petitions of 11 aspirants including Jatiya Party’s former secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawladar and BNP candidate Samir Quader Chowdhury on the 2nd day of hearing petitions filed against rejection and acceptance of nomination papers by returning officers.
After hearing petitions till 11:15 am, the EC declared 19 candidatures as valid while kept one pending.
BNP-backed candidates-- Mohammad Ziauddin of Brahmanbaria-6 and Mohammad Moslem Uddin of Brahmanbaria-4, Independent candidate Hasan Mahmud Chowdhury of Chattogram-8, Jatiya-party-backed candidate Nasrin Zahan Ratna of Barishal-6 were among those whose candidature was declared valid.
The Election Commission started its hearing for the second consecutive day on Friday on the petitions filed against the decision for the returning officers over the rejection and acceptance of nomination papers in different constituencies.
The EC will hear the petitions of 150 aspirants today.
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, Islami Andolan 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.