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Ctg By-polls

2 candidates appeal for review of EC decision

Two independent candidates out of four whose nominations in the Chittagong-12 by-polls were cancelled have appealed to the Election Commission.

Candidates Jalal Uddin Ahmed and Tapan Chakraborty have filed the appeal, according to commission sources.

The hearing of the appeal is scheduled for today at the commission in the capital, Returning Officer of the by-election Farhad Ahmed told The Daily Star.

Farhad said he cancelled the nominations of the four after a scrutiny on Sunday since none of them were able to collect authentic signatures of 2503 voters, who make up 1 percent of the total.

The Chittagong-12 constituency (Anwara-Paschim Patiya) fell vacant following the death of ruling Awami League lawmaker Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury Babu on November 4.

Voting is scheduled for January 17.

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