>Babar, MK Alamgir, many others shown the door

>THE nomination papers of some bigwigs of various political parties, who filed nominations as party nominees and independent candidates in constituencies across the country, were cancelled yesterday, the first day of scrutiny of nomination papers. (Full Report)
The returning officers (RO) cancelled their nominations on various grounds including conviction in corruption cases, defaulting on bank loans and utility service bills, giving wrong information and document forgery.Some of the nomination papers had also been withheld and the ROs will decide on those today, the last day of scrutiny.
The aspirants whose nomination papers were cancelled include former BNP state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar, Proshika Chief and United Citizens’ Movement President Dr Quazi Faruque Ahmed, former BNP lawmaker Hafiz Ibrahim, Awami League (AL) leader Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, BNP leader Maj (retd) Akhtaruzzaman, former lawmaker Manjurul Ahsan Munshi’s wife Majeda Ahsan and BNP leader Shamsuzzaman Dudu.
Decisions on the withheld nomination papers of Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, Liberal Democratic Party President Col (retd) Oli Ahmed, BNP candidate Gias Uddin Quader Chowdhury and AL presidium member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury will be made today.
The nomination paper of Dr Quazi Faruque, who filed nomination for Khulna-1 constituency, was cancelled for defaulting on loans.Besides, the RO cancelled nominations of four other candidates including independent candidate Laila Rahman (Khulna-2), wife of convicted former Khulna city mayor Sheikh Tayebur Rahman, for failing to fulfil the requisite terms and conditions.


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