HC asks EC to explain why Ganasanghati Andolan won’t be registered

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:06, Nov 12,2018 | Updated: 01:09, Nov 12,2018

 
 

The High Court Division on Sunday asked the government and the Election Commission to explain why Ganasanghati Andolan would not be registered as political party.
A bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal also asked the EC to explain why rejection of Ganasanghati Andolan’s application seeking registration would not be declared as illegal.
On June 19, the EC rejected Ganasanghati Andolan’s application.
The court passed the order after hearing a writ petition Ganasanghati Andolan chief coordinator Zonayed Saki had filed on October 31.
At the hearing, Zonayed’s lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua submitted that on December 31, 2017, Ganasanghati Andolan’s application to get registered as a political party was filed fulfilling all the requirements.
He submitted that the EC rejected the petition on the excuse that Article 18 of Ganasanghati’s constitution contradicted Article 10 (cha) of the Representation of the People Order.
He submitted that the EC should requested Ganasanghati Andalon to amend its constitution to remove the possible contradictory provisions.
He submitted that the EC made rules to restrict the growth of new political parties although it had the responsibility to facilitate growth of new political parties.

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