A total of 234 aspirants today filed appeals with the Election Commission as their nomination papers were cancelled by the returning officers during scrutiny.
With this, a total of 318 candidates mostly from opposition parties filed their appeals with the commission since yesterday, EC sources said.
The aspirants can file the appeal with the EC till tomorrow. The commission will start hearing on the appeals on Thursday.
Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder today said the commission will hear rejection appeals of the candidates in a fair manner.
“We will be neutral during hearing the appeals,” Commissioner Talukder told reporters after a meeting with the 14-party alliance this afternoon.
Yesterday, 84 appeals were filed with the commission on the first day, after 786 applications to run for the upcoming general elections were turned down.
WHEN IS THE ELECTION?
Election Commission has revised polls schedule, deferring the 11th general election by a week to December 30 – a decision taken in November.
As per the schedule, November 28 was the deadline to submit nomination papers, December 2 was the date for scrutiny and December 9 the last date for withdrawal.
Throughout the last half of November, major political parties were busy selecting their chosen candidates for the 300 constituencies across Bangladesh.