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Stay on accepting Kader Siddique’s nomination paper sought

Sun Online Desk     25th October, 2015 12:14:50 printer

Stay on accepting Kader Siddique’s nomination paper sought

Abdul Kader Siddique

A petition has been filed with the Supreme Court seeking stay on a High Court order that asked the Election Commission (EC) to accept the nomination paper of Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) president Abdul Kader Siddique allowing him to contest the Tangail-4 by-polls, reports UNB.

A chamber vacation bench of Appellate Division will hear the petition on Tuesday, said Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.

The state side filed the petition on Thursday but the matter came to light here on Sunday (today).

Earlier on October 21, the High Court asked the Election Commission (EC) to accept the nomination paper of Abdul Kader Siddique.

On October 20, Kader Siddique filed the writ petition with the HC challenging the legality of the cancellation of his nomination to contest the Tangail-4 by-polls.

The parliamentary seat-133 (Tangail-4) has remained vacant since September 1 as sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique, elder brother of Kader Siddique, quit his parliament membership on the day.

On October 11, KSJL president Kader Siddique his wife Nasrin Siddique and two other leaders of the party submitted nomination papers to contest the by-election billed for November 10.

On October 13, the Election Commission rejected the nomination papers submitted by Kader Siddique and his wife Nasrin Siddique on loan default charges.

On October 18, a five-member panel, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, also dismissed the appeals filed by Kader Siddique and Nasrin Siddique against the cancellation of their nominations.

The commission scrapped his nomination as the Credit Information Bureau of Bangladesh Bank sent a fax to the commission informing that Siddique's firm Sonar Bangla Engineering defaulted on a Tk 10.88 crore loan from Agrani Bank.

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