Another 13 candidates have obtained the validity of election by petitioning the High Court. The court has ordered the allocation of symbols for them. Earlier they did not get validity in the appeal of Election Commission. With this, a total of 1927 candidates got the validity of the election in the polling field across the country.
On Wednesday, 136 writs were raised in the two benches appointed by the High Court. In the case of 13 candidates, the High Court suspended the order given by the Election Commission. As a result, they were no longer prevented from voting.
Besides, the court dismissed the writ petition filed by 18 candidates.
Lawyers said that there was a complication in the Election Commission in proving the support of one percent of voters for most of the valid candidates. But they can prove it in the high court so they can be elected.
The High Court suspended the Election Commission’s decision to cancel the nomination of independent candidate Anwarul Kabib in Feni-3 (Daganbhuyan-Sonagazi) constituency due to the support of one percent of the voters. At the same time, the returning officer has been instructed to give him the symbol.
Independent candidate Sakhawat Hossain Sweet has returned his candidacy for Sirajganj-3 (Rayganj-Tarash) constituency in the 12th National Parliament election by order of the High Court. Sakhawat Hossain Sweet is the vice-president of the central committee of the Krishak League and a member of the Sirajganj district Awami League. With Sweet’s candidature returned, the number of candidates in the seat stood at four.
The Election Commission’s decision to cancel the nomination of independent candidate Abdus Sattar (Palawan) for Lakshmipur-4 seat has been postponed. Besides, the Returning Officer has been directed to issue the symbol to him.
Meanwhile, independent candidate Sadiq Abdullah in Barisal Sadar Constituency has again applied to the chamber court to get his candidature back, his lawyer said.
Awami League candidate Shamim Haque in Faridpur-3 seat and Enamul Haque Babul in Jessore-4 seat returned their candidature on Tuesday. The High Court suspended EC’s decision to cancel the nomination papers of Awami League candidate Major General (retd) MA Salam in Mymensingh-9 seat. He regained his candidacy.