01:01 PM, December 08, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:49 PM, December 08, 2018

Kader Siddique’s appeal hearing pending

The Election Commission (EC) has withheld the hearing on appeal filed by Krishak Sramik Janata League President Kader Siddiqui against rejection of his nomination papers for Tangail-4 and Tangail-8 constituencies.

The EC started hearing on the appeal in the morning but after listening few words from Kader Siddiqui the commission halted the hearing.

The commission fixed 5:00pm today to resume hearing on my appeal, Kader Siddiqui told reporters.

“People want to vote and it’s the Election Commission’s duty to take measures so that the voters can vote safely,” Kader Siddique said.

The EC today started hearing of the remaining 233 petitions, filed against the decisions of returning officers over the rejection and acceptance of nomination papers.

Earlier, Kader Siddique submitted his candidatures from Tangail– Kalihati upazila and Basail-Sakhipur upazilas constituencies. But Returning Officer Shahidul Islam rejected his candidacy on charge of loan default ground.

Later, he filed an appeal with the Election Commission challenging the RO’s decision.

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