74 JOF candidates file petitions with HC seeking fresh polls

74 JOF candidates file petitions with HC seeking fresh polls

Prothom Alo English Desk |  Feb 14, 2019

Jatiya Oikya FrontSeventy-four 74 Jatiya Oikya Front candidates have filed election petitions with the High Court seeking its directives to hold a fresh election after cancelling the results of the 30 December polls, citing vote-rigging, vote robbery, casting fake votes and driving agents out of polling stations.

They filed the petitions in three days from Tuesday, reports UNB.

On Saturday, the candidates decided to file district-wise election petitions with the High Court against irregularities in the election.

Eight Supreme Court lawyers were assigned on Sunday to conduct the cases.
One of the lawyers, Ruhul Quddus Kazal said he filed petitions on behalf of 12 candidates.

It was mentioned in the petitions that even dead persons cast their votes in the general election, he said. “Fake votes were cast and in some centres, 97-98 per cent votes were cast.”

Bringing allegations of other anomalies, the petitions said it was not an election at all and demanded cancelling the election results.

Kazal said the petitions will be placed before the HC bench concerned next week for hearing.

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