12:51 PM, December 24, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:05 PM, December 24, 2018

7 contenders including 6 BNP candidates can’t run polls: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) today upheld a High Court order that disqualified seven candidates, mostly from BNP, from contesting in the general election slated for December 30.

Chamber Judge of Appellate Division Justice Md Nuruzzaman passed “no order” on separatewrit petitions filed by the candidates seeking stay on the HC order.

The six BNP candidates are: Fazlur Rahmanfor Rajshahi-1, Faridul Kabir Talukder for Jamalpur-4, Abdul Majid for Jhenidah-2, Abu Sayeed Chand for Rajshahi-6,Nadim Mustafafor Rajshahi-5 and Khandaker Abu Ashfaq for Dhaka-1.

The other candidate is Mahmud Hasan Suman (independent) for Myemensingh-1.

Following separate writ petitions,the HC recently stayed the Election Commission’s decision that allowed them to contest the election.

Writ petitioner’s lawyer advocate Shah ManjurulHaq told reporters that the candidates cannot run the polls following today’s order.


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