Shafin Ahmed(left) and Atikul Islam. File Photo/UNB
The Election Commission on Saturday rejected the nomination paper of Jatiya Party mayoral aspirant Shafin Ahmed in the by-polls to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) scheduled to be held on February 28.
However, the nomination papers of five other mayoral aspirants were declared valid by the EC, reports UNB.
The five valid mayoral candidates are Awami League’s Atikul Islam, National People’s Party’s (PPP) Anisur Rahman Dewan, Nationalist Democratic Movement’s (NDM) Bobby Hazzaz, Progressive Democratic Party’s (PDP) Shahin Khan and Abdur Rahim.
During the scrutiny, DNCC by-polls Returning Officer Md Abul Kashem cancelled Shafin’s nomination paper on ground of loan default.