12:00 AM, January 02, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:36 AM, January 02, 2019

Dhaka-8: Petition seeks cancellation of polls result

Jatiya Party candidate for Dhaka-8 constituency Advocate Md Eunus Ali Akond yesterday filed a writ petition with the High Court, challenging the election result of the constituency.

In the petition, he sought an HC directive upon the Election Commission (EC) to cancel the result of Dhaka-8, citing irregularities.

According to the petition, Eunus also prayed to the HC to order EC not to include Rashed Khan Menon as the elected candidate in the gazette notification.

Menon, AL candidate of Dhaka-8, won the December 30 general election from the constituency.

Agents of other parties except AL were not allowed in the polling centres during the election, Eunus Ali told the Daily Star.

The voter turnout was very low, but the result said the opposite, he added.

"Menon is the president of Bangladesh Workers Party and his party's election symbol is sickle. But he ran the race with Awami League's election symbol, breaching the Representation of People Order (RPO)," Eunus Ali said.

The HC may hold hearing on the writ petition today.

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