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Netrokona-5: High Court restores candidacy of Mazharul Islam

  • Candidacy was restored on Thursday
  • Five candidates will compete for the seat
Update : 23 Dec 2023, 06:38 PM

The High Court has restored the candidacy of Netrokona-5 independent candidate Mazharul Islam Sohel. 

Sohel said his candidacy was restored on Thursday.

Sohel collected a nomination form as an independent candidate after he failed to secure a nomination from the Awami League.

According to the returning officer's office, the district returning officer rejected his nomination saying that the number of prospective voters on his list was less than one percent of total voters. His nomination was cancelled when he appealed to the Election Commission. Later, he filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking reinstatement of his candidacy.

Now five candidates will compete for this seat as Sohel, vice-president of Dhaka Metropolitan North unit of Krishak League, got back his candidacy. 

The other contenders are boat symbol candidate Ahmed Hossain, Jatiya Party's Wahiduzzaman Talukder Azad, Trinamul BNP's Abdul Wahhab Hamidi and independent candidate Prof Dr Anwar Hossain.

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