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EC scraps candidacy of Hero Alom, 7 others for Dhaka-17 bypolls

Update : 18 Jun 2023, 14:50

The Election Commission (EC) cancelled the nomination paper of Ashraful Hossain Alam alias Hero Alam for the Dhaka-17 by-elections on Sunday.

The nomination of another Jatiyo Party candidate was also canceled. Another canceled candidate is Mamunur Rashid, a candidate of the Plow symbol by Jatiya Party chairman Roshan Ershad.

A total of 15 people have submitted nomination papers in the by-election of this seat. Among them, the nomination papers of 7 people have been validated. The nomination papers of the remaining 8 have been canceled.

Earlier, Hero Alom collected the nomination paper from the Election Commission (EC) office in Dhaka on 4 June.

The constituency became vacant following the death of Akbar Hossain Pathan, popularly known as Farooq, on 15 May this year.

The Dhaka-17 by-polls will be held on July 17.

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