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Nazmul Huda’s nomination bid shot down

  • Published at 10:21 pm December 2nd, 2018
File photo of former BNP minister Nazmul Huda Dhaka Tribune

The former minister wanted to contest the December 30 polls from Dhaka 17

The Election Commission has rejected the nomination application of former minister Nazmul Huda, who was vying to run for office from the Dhaka 17 constituency.

Dhaka Divisional Commissioner and Returning Officer KM Ali Azam on Sunday said that Huda did not mention any party and specify whether he wanted to run as an independent candidate.

Azam addressed the issues while announcing the outcome of scrutinization of nomination forms at his office in Dhaka.

Huda, who was present there, in response, told Azam that his party’s name was Trinamool BNP and he also leads acoalition named Bangladesh Nationalist Front (BNF).

But, he said he wanted to contest the polls together with the Awami League-led 14-Party alliance and theboat symbol.

When the returning officer said that the verbal confirmation was unacceptable, the former BNP leader sought the green lightto contest independently.

Azam replied that Huda had not written that in his nomination formeither and that is why they could not accept his nomination papers.

Huda had floated the BNF and later Trinamool BNP after he was ousted from Khaleda Zia-led BNP as a member of its National Standing Committee in June 2012.

He had recently sought Awami League’s ticket to run from the Dhaka17 after joining the alliance led by the ruling party, and later submitted the nomination form.