Khaleda can’t contest polls; all her nomination papers ditched

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Staff Reporter:

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia cannot contest the 11th parliamentary elections as the Election Commission on Sunday ditched her all the three nomination papers filed for contesting the polls from Feni-1, Bogura-6 and Bogura-7 seats for her conviction in two graft case.

In Feni, Returning Officer of the district Md Wahiduzzaman turned down the nomination papers of Khaleda and three others in the constituency.

In Bagura, Foyez Ahmed rejected the nomination papers of the BNP Chairperson from the Bagura-6 and Bagura-7 constituencies in the afternoon.

The EC also rejected the nominations of two other BNP candidates from Bagura-7 constituency.

On October 29, Khaleda was convicted and sentenced to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment by a special court in Dhaka in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

Khaleda landed in jail after being sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust case by the same court on February 8. The High Court later on October 30 extended her jail terms in the case to 10 years.unb

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