A total of 631 persons, including ministers and lawmakers, have filed applications in favour of or against the Election Commission’s proposed demarcation of parliamentary constituencies.
Among the applicants, some stand for the demarcation while some are against it and some others suggest re-fixing boundaries of their constituencies, EC sources said.Earlier on March 15, the Election Commission delimited 40 electoral constituencies for holding the next parliamentary election.
Sources said the commission got a total of 631 applications. Of them, 224 applicants gave support for the boundary demarcation while the rest of the applications were against the demarcation.
In 2013, the EC had received 372 complaints.
Food Minister Qamrul Islam and State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu also filed applications to the EC.
Professor Golam Mostofa, AL MP of Nilphamari- 3, Md Ruhul Amin, JP MP of Kurigram-4, Kh. Azizul Huq Arzu, AL MP of Pabna-2, ATM Abdul Wahab, AL MP of Magura-1, Dr AFM Ruhal Haque, AL MP of Satkhira-3, Maj Gen (retd) Mohammad Shubid Ali Bhuiyan, AL MP of Comilla-1, Mohammed Amir Hossain, JP MP of Comilla-2, and Mohammad Hasan Mahmud, AL MP of Chittagong-7, have filed applications to the EC.
Some of the applicants demanded keeping the boundary as it was before 2008 while some others supported the EC’s proposed changes and thanked the commission.Director (PR) of the EC Secretariat SM Asaduzzaman said the commission will hold hearing on the applications from April 21 to 25 and dispose of the matter.