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Kader Siddique, wife’s nominations canceled

Strike in Tangail called off 3hrs after announcement

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Strike in Tangail called off 3hrs after announcement

Thereport24.com Correspondent, Tangail:

Krishak Sramik Janata League has withdrawn its protest programmme exactly three hours after the party called a daylong strike for Wednesday across Tangail district, protesting cancellation of the nomination papers of its President Abdul Kader Siddique and his wife for contesting Tangail 4 (Kalihati) by-polls.

Siddique made the withdrawal announcement at a press conference in his resident around 04:15pm.

“Considering the sufferings to general people, the strike has been called off,” he told at the press conference.

Prior to this announcement, returning officer cancelled the nomination forms of veteran politician and his wife, prompting, the party’s district unit to call the strike at another press brief at 01:45pm.

Kalihati upzila returning officer Md Alimuzzaman rejected their nomination forms for defaulting on loans amounting to Tk 10,88,26,423.

Voting in the by-polls will be held on November 10, in which country’s one of major political party BNP did not endorse any candidate.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet approved the drafts seeking amendments to four related laws and an ordinance, aiming to hold local government elections on partisan basis or through party symbol or independently.

BNP, in reaction, expressed it surprise over the approvals, saying government has been trying to keep its political rival out of politics and election in such a way.

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