Demarcation legal: HC
The High Court yesterday declared legal the Election Commission's decision to demarcate the constituencies of Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim (Pirojpur-1) and former minister Anwar Hossain Manju (Pirojpur-2).
The court also rejected a writ petition filed by five voters from the two constituencies challenging the legality of the EC's decision.
The bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Muhammad Mahbub-Ul Islam delivered the verdict after holding hearing of the rule issued earlier over the matter.
The court said there was no breach of law in the EC's decision regarding demarcation of Pirojpur 1 and 2 constituencies.
Following the writ petition, the HC bench on July 30 this year issued the rule questioning the legality of the EC's decision to demarcate the two constituencies in Pirojpur.
The EC issued a gazette notification on June 1 demarcating the two constituencies.
Indurkani upazila of Pirojpur-2 constituency has been included in Pirojpur-1 and Nesarabad upazila of Pirojpur-1 has been included in Pirojpur-2, according to the notification.