Gazipur, Khulna city polls: Nominations of 52 candidates cancelled

16 Apr 2018, 21:29

NTV Online

Gazipur: Election Commission (EC) has cancelled the nomination papers of 52 candidates of Khulna and Gazipur City Corporation polls after scrutinizing their documents on Monday.

A total of 23 candidates of Gazipur City polls and 29 candidates of Khulna City polls were cancelled, reports the UNB.

In Gazipur, among the cancelled candidates- one was mayoral candidate, 19 ward councilors, and three was reserve-seat female ward councilors, said EC’s Returning Officer Rokib Uddin Mandal.

‘After scrutinizing for two days, a total of 23 nominations were cancelled.

The cancelled candidates can appeal against their cancellation to the Divisional Commissioners within three days’, he said.

A total of 10 mayor candidates, 294 candidates for general councilor post and 87 for reserved-seat female councilor submitted their nomination papers, he added.

Meanwhile, in Khulna City Corporation, nominations of 19 general ward councilors and 10 reserve-seat female ward councilors were cancelled, said EC’s returning officer Yunus Ali.

Earlier, the nomination papers of five mayoral candidates were accepted on Sunday, he said.

Five mayoral candidates, 189 ward councilors, 48 preserved female councilors submitted their nomination paper, he added.

The last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 23. The City Corporation polls are scheduled to be held on May 15.