94 Ctg candidates lose security money

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Publication date: 1 January 2019
National Election-2018

94 Ctg candidates lose security money


Media: The Independent

Original URL: 94 Ctg candidates lose security money

E-paper URL: 94 Ctg candidates lose security money

Ninety four candidates out of 114, including nine BNP candidates, lost their security money as they failed  to get minimum one-eighth of the cast vote in respective constituencies under Chattogram in the 11th national election  held on Sunday. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chose BNP candidates for 13 consistencies and Kalyan Party, Liberal Democratic Party and Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh candidate for three constituencies. Of them, nine candidates from BNP and two from its alliance lost their security money.

The nine BNP candidates who lost their security money are its Vice Chairman Abdullah Al Noman for Chattogram-10, Chattogram city unit President Dr Shahadat Hossain for Chattogram-9, Sarwar Jamal Nizam fot Chattogram-13, Zafrul Islam Chowdhury for Chattogram-16, Nurul Amin for Chattogram-1, Mostafa Kamal Pasha for Chattogram-3, Aslam Chowdhury for Chattogram-4, Jasim Uddin Sikder for Chattogram-6 and Nurul Alam for hattogram-7.

Moreover, all the candidates of other political parties, including Islami Andolan Bangladesh, Islamic Front Bangladesh, Bangladesh Muslim League, World Humanity Revolution and Khelafat Majlish, lost their security deposit.

Kalyan Party candidate from Chattogram-5 constituency Syed Mohammad Ibrahim and Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Chief Col (Retd) Oli Ahmed also lost the money while BNP candidate Colonel (retd) Azim Ullah Bahar from Chattogram-2 constituency, Abu Sufian from Chattogram-8, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury from Chattogram-11 and Jamaat-e-Islami candidate ANM Shamsul Islam from Chattogram-15 could save their security money.

Chattogram Regional Election Officer Mohammad Hasanuzzaman said as per election rules, a candidate must get one-eighth of the total vote cast to save his security moiney.

However, the candidates alleged that the 11th parliamentary election was not held in fair manner. Their voters were barred from entering different polling centres.

They also alleged that many of their polling agents were driven away from  polling centres.

Shamsuddin Illius
Shamsuddin Illius is a print and online media journalist. He has been working in the field (fulltime) of journalism since 2010. He is very much passionate about journalism since his early age. Currently he is the Bureau Chief-Chittagong at The Business Standard.

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