Election Commission has ruled BNP’s top candidates Abdul Wadud Bhuiyan and Abdul Wahab illegal to run for the upcoming elections.
The commission held hearing on their appeals against candidacy rejection and maintained a rejection, our staff correspondent reports from the spot.
Abdul Wahab Bhuiyan from Jhenidah-1 was rejected upon conviction and sentencing of a special tribunal. However, BNP has two backup legal candidates – Jayanta Kumar Kundu and Md Asaduzzaman– running for this constituency.
Abdul Wadud Bhuiyan from Khagrachhari constituency was also rejected due to conviction in a criminal case. BNP has three alternatives for him in this constituency – Shahidul Islam Bhuiyan, Samiran Dewan, and Moni Swapan Dewan.