Aspirants of the 12th parliamentary election can appeal before the Election Commission (EC) from to-day, challenging the decisions of the returning officers over both rejection and acceptance of nomination papers.
The Election Commission has already installed 10 booths in Nirbachan Bhavan in Dhaka to receive the appeals from the aspirants till December 09.
Meanwhile, the returning officers on Monday completed scrutiny of nomination papers submitted by the aspirants in 300 constituencies to run in the upcoming national election slated for January 07.
EC Deputy Secretary Md Abdul Salam on Monday said the appeals will be received from 10:30am to 4pm daily till December 09. The appeals will be disposed of from December 10 to December 15. The EC will hear and dispose of some 100 appeals a day, he said.
In case of hearing, the EC will prioritize the appeals filed against the rejection of nominations.
A total of 2,712 aspirants – 747 independent hopefuls and 1965 ones from 29 registered political parties- submitted nomination papers in the country’s 300 constituencies by November 30 to contest the upcom-ing general election.
The last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 17 and the returning officers will distribute electoral symbols among the contenders on December 18.
The candidates can go for electioneering from December 18 to January 5 (8am), 48 hours before the balloting, which will continue from 8am to 4pm without any recess on January 7.