CEC expects Khaleda to be in polls after legal issues

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:35, Feb 20,2018 | Updated: 00:48, Feb 20,2018

 
 

Chief election commissioner Nurul Huda Monday expected that Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia would participate in the national elections after settling the legal issues involving her conviction in a corruption case.
Talking to reporters after meeting chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain at his office, Nurul Huda also hoped that the legal problem would be resolved before the elections due in December.
Huda, however, said that Khaleda’s matter was not discussed in the meeting that he described as a ‘courtesy call’.
In the present condition, Khaleda would not able to participate in the election since she had not yet appealed against her conviction.
‘But her position will be different when she would appeal against the conviction and in that case the election commission would need to follow the court’s directive,’ he said.
Huda also said that it was difficult to say right now whether or not she would be able to participate in the election.

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