The hearing of the writ seeking suspension of the schedule is on Sunday
The hearing of the writ filed seeking postponement of the schedule of the 12th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) elections will be held on Sunday (December 3). Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice Md. Atabullah’s High Court Bench case is placed in serial number 14.
This information was confirmed by the petitioner lawyer Yunus Ali Akand on Saturday (December 2) night.
Supreme Court lawyer Yunus Ali Akand filed the writ in the relevant branch of the High Court last Wednesday challenging the validity of the election of another Parliament while one Parliament is in force. Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, Law Secretary and 7 other people were made defendants in the writ petition.
Earlier, this lawyer had sent a legal notice last Tuesday. Referring to the current political crisis, the notice said that the strike-blockade is going on in the country. Fair voting is not possible in this situation.
Apart from this, the candidate is required to submit the tax return along with the nomination paper. However, the deadline for tax return filing is November 30, and according to the Election Commission's schedule, the deadline for filing nomination papers is November 30. Then how will it be possible to file the tax return along with the nomination form.
Apart from this, independent candidates are not ready to participate in the elections due to the situation created in the country as a result of the strike. In this situation, the Election Commission was demanded to postpone the date of the election and re-announce the schedule.