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Daylong strike in Tangail as Kader Siddique, wife nominations cancelled

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Daylong strike in Tangail as Kader Siddique, wife nominations cancelled

Thereport24.com Correspondent, Tangail:

The nomination papers of Krishak Sramik Janata League President Abdul Kader Siddique and his wife Nasrin Kader Siddique for contesting the by-polls in Tangail-4 constituency have been cancelled.

Returning officer Md Alimuzzaman cancelled the nomination forms on Tuesday for defaulting on loans amounting to Tk 10,88,26,423.

Ten contestants submitted their nominations to the assistant returning officer’s office till Sunday afternoon.

The candidates belong to the Awami League, Krishak Sramik Janata League and Jatiya Party.

There are also independent aspirants but no BNP candidate is contesting the election.

Voting in the by-polls will be held on November 10.

Strike announced for Wednesday

Meanwhile, Krishak Sramik Janata League’s Tangail unit called a daylong general strike in the district for Wednesday.

The strike was called to protest against the cancellation of nominations of the veteran politician and his wife.

A press conference was arranged at noon where the strike was announced.

Ends/thereport24.com/MI/Oct 13, 2015