HC order removes barrier for two to contest DSE polls
A High Court ruling has now removed the obstacle created because of the stock market regulator's denial of no objection certificates for two candidates to contest the DSE elections, set for March 21.
These two candidates -- Ahmed Iqbal Hasan, former DSE president, and Ahmad Rashid Lali, former senior vice-president filed their nomination papers yesterday, the last date for such submission, after winning the court order in favour of them.
A bench of Justice Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed and Justice Naima Haider in its judgement yesterday ordered the Dhaka Stock Exchange to allow Hasan and Lali to submit nomination papers to the DSE election commission after hearing their writ petitions.
With these two, now the total number of candidates is 10 who will vie for four directors.
The eight other candidates are: Dastagir Md Adil of Adil Securities, Ghulam Quader of GQ Securities, Mujibur Rahman of Prudential Securities, Rakibur Rahman of Midway Securities, Abdul Haque of Royal Green Securities, Sharif Ataur Rahman of SAR Securities, Khwaja Ghulam Rasul of Khwaja Equity Services and MA Mumin of Surma Securities.
After submitting the nomination paper, Ahmed Iqbal Hasan told The Daily Star: “It's my right to contest polls. I don't know why SEC denied me an NOC.”
Ahmad Rashid Lali echoed Hasan's view.