The Election Commission (EC) has upheld the candidature of Awami League nominated candidate Major (retd.) Shahjahan Omar for the Jhalkathi-1 seat in the 12th National Assembly elections.
Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal along with other Election Commissioners announced this verdict at Election Commission Building in Agargaon on Friday morning.
Earlier, Awami League central leader Moniruzzaman Monir filed an appeal seeking cancellation of Shahjahan Omar’s candidature without BNP on charges of concealment of case information in the affidavit. Later in the hearing, the EC rejected his plea. Shahjahan Omar’s candidacy was upheld.
Meanwhile, Shahjahan Omar was expelled from BNP after announcing to be the candidate of Awami League.