Dhaka, Dec 26 (UNB) – The High Court on Wednesday rejected a writ filed challenging the candidature of Awami League candidate from Dhaka-17 constituency Akbar Hossain Pathan ( Farooque) alleging Farooque is a bank loan defaulter.
The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice MD Khairul Alam came up with the order after hearing on the writ filed by BNP candidate Barrister Andalib Rahman Partha from the same constituency.
Earlier getting nomination, Farooque filed a writ petition with HC to get rid of loan default but the court was yet to pass a verdict on it.
Barrister Andalib Rahman Partha filed the writ on Monday.
Dhaka, Dec 26 (UNB) - Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar on Wednesday urged the law enforcers to uphold the dignity of uniform and not to be biased while performing their election duties.
“Keep up the dignity of your uniform, exercise restraint and don’t be overenthusiastic,” the election commissioner said while reading out a written statement at a press briefing at Nirbachan Bhaban here around 11:45am.
Mentioning the members of law enforcement agencies as big supportive stakeholders for holding a fair election, he said, “Treat all equally and perform your duties neutrally.”
“We don’t want to be stigmatised by holding an unfair election. A fair election is not possible only with the participation of all political parties… it shouldn’t only be lawful but also be free, fair and neutral. Whoever wins the polls, you make sure that the people of the country are not defeated.”
Expressing concern over the growing violence and terrorism ahead of the upcoming 11th parliamentary elections, Mahbub Talukdar said the election and terrorism cannot go on all together.
“If we fail to hold a free and fair election after 47 years of independence, the sacrifice of 30 lakh martyrs for independence and democracy will go in vain, which cannot be allowed,” he said.
Pointing at the returning officers and others involved in the election process, he said, “Please keeping up your conscience…”
Mahbub Talukdar called upon the voters to go to polling centres and cast their votes without fear.
"Cast your votes for the candidates of your choice. Don’t succumb to fear or fall into any trap,” the election commissioner urged the voters.
Pabna, Dec 26 (UNB) – Some unidentified miscreants stabbed BNP candidate for Pabna-4 constituency Habibur Rahman during electioneering at Alhaj High School ground in Ishwardi upazila on Wednesday noon.
The victim’s nephew Sumon Mondol alleged that a group of Awami League leaders and activists swooped on them with locally made sharp weapons around 12 pm.
During the attack, Habibur Rahman sustained critical injuries, he said adding that the BNP leader was taken to Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex.
Meanwhile, Ishwardi Police Station Officer-in-charge Bahauddin Faruki said they have heard about the incident.