The High Court on Wednesday stayed for two months the elections to Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries.
The polling was scheduled for May 14.
The bench of Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and Justice Ashish Ranjan Das asked the commerce ministry to explain in four weeks why it would not be directed to nominate a candidate for Mymensingh division in the election.
Commerce secretary, federation president and members and election management board were made respondents to the petition.
The bench passed the order after hearing a writ petition filed by Mymensingh Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Aminul Huq challenging the legality of holding the election without nominating a director for Mymensingh division.
Petitioner’s lawyer Md Boddroddozza Badal told
reporters that the federation moved to hold the elections without creating the position of director for Mymensingh which was declared a division in 2015.
Earlier the chamber of commerce and industries of Mymensingh appealed to the federation to
hold the elections after creating the position of director for Mymensingh division.
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