DHAKA: The High Court on Monday (December 10) cleared the way for BNP aspirants Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku and Ruhul Quddus Talukder Dulu to vie the election, slated for December 30.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil stayed the rejection order of returning officers and asked the Election Commission to accept their nominations after hearing two writ petitions challenging the EC decision.
The two BNP aspirants filed writ petitions with the HC seeking its order upon the Election Commission to accept their candidature.
Earlier, the returning officers at Natore-2 and Sirajganj-2 rejected the nomination papers of Tuku and Dulu for their conviction and sentences in criminal cases.
Later, the EC rejected the appeals filed by the duo against the returning officers' decision.
BDST: 1335 HRS, DEC 10, 2018