Update December 5, 2018

Dhaka 4-44 pm, 10-August, 2020

Khaleda Zia appeals against rejection of nomination papers

Mirajul Moin Joy

The lawyers of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday filed appeals with the Election Commission against rejection of her nomination papers in three constituencies, reports UNB.

On behalf of Khaleda Zia, Kaisar Kamal submitted the appeal for Feni-1 constituency while Nowshad Jamin for Bogura-6 and Masud Ahmed Talukder for Bogura-7 constituencies at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city.

“If the law runs on its own pace, and the election commission take its decision fairly… we hope the result of the appeals will be fair,” Kaisar Kamal said.

Mentioning that the entire country and nation is now looking for a participatory election, he also said, “The election which will be held without Khaleda Zia will be an election of farce.”

He also said that they have full faith on the commission, adding, “We hope the Election Commission will follow the law.”

Earlier on Sunday, the Election Commission ditched Khaleda’s all the three nomination papers filed for contesting the polls from Feni-1, Bogura-6 and Bogura-7 seats for her conviction in two graft cases.

On 29 October, Khaleda was convicted and sentenced to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment by a special court in Dhaka in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

Khaleda landed in jail after being sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust case by the same court on 8 February. The High Court later on 30 October extended her jail terms in the case to 10 years.

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