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1,985 nominations shortlisted, 731 rejected after scrutiny Election Commission
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1,985 nominations shortlisted, 731 rejected after scrutiny

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 05 Dec 2023, 01:36 pm

Dhaka, Dec 5: After announcing the upcoming 12th National Parliament election schedule, 29 parties and independents have filed nomination papers for 300 seats. After verification, the Election Commission (EC) has declared the nomination papers of 1,985 candidates valid and 731 candidates invalid.

Ashok Kumar Debnath, Additional Secretary of the Election Commission (EC) Secretariat, gave this information in the evening of Monday (December 4). However, the EC did not say how many nomination papers of any party were canceled or for what reason.

Ashok Kumar Debnath said, those whose nomination papers were canceled, they can appeal from Tuesday, December 5. There will be an appeal hearing in this regard. As per the schedule announced by the EC, the selection of nomination papers will continue till 4 PM today. Appeals against the decision of the Returning Officer can be filed and disposed of in the Commission from December 5 to 15, last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 17. The returning officers will allot the symbols on December 18. The election campaign will continue till 8 am on January 5. And voting will be held on Sunday, January 7.