BHF election process halts | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 05, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 05, 2019

BHF election process halts

The Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) election commission suspended all activities regarding the BHF polls to be held on April 8 on Wednesday after a High Court bench passed a stay order over the final voters' list.

Md. Sikandar, general secretary of Shishu Kishor Songo, a First Division Hockey League outfit, filed the petition against the secretary of the Youth and Sports Ministry, challenging the publication of the final voters' list, which included Taraque A Adil instead of the petitioner.

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The bench, comprised of justices Tariqul Hakim and Md. Sarwardi , issued a Rule Nishi and stayed the election process after hearing the issue.

Yesterday was the deadline for candidates to withdraw as well as for the disclosure of the finalised candidates list. Approximately 58 of 84 councillors have submitted nominations for 28 executive posts.

“The chief election commissioner suspended all activities of the BHF polls after a stay order on the final voters' list but we are taking preparation to face it legally,” said Kabirul Islam, law officer of the National Sports Council, an institute of the Youth and Sports Ministry.

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