543 aspirants file appeals with EC

The Daily Star December 05, 2018

543 aspirants file appeals with EC

Hearing starts tomorrow

Star Online Report

A total of 543 aspirants have filed appeals with the Election Commission against the cancellation of their nomination papers by the returning officers during scrutiny.  

Of them, 222 aspirants filed the appeals with the commission today, the last day for filing appeals with the EC, EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said at a press briefing at Nirbachon Bhaban in Dhaka this evening.

Earlier, 237 candidates submitted appeals yesterday while 84 others on Monday.

He said the hearing on the appeals will be started around 10:00am tomorrow.

On the first day of the hearing, the commission will dispose the appeals of 160 aspirants while 149 appeals on the second day (Friday) and the rest 232 appeals on the last day on Saturday, Helal Uddin added.

WHEN IS THE ELECTION?

The 11th general election will be held on December 30.

As per the polls schedule, the deadline for filing the nomination papers was November 28.

The authorities have fixed December 2 for scrutiny and December 9 the last date for nomination withdrawal.

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