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Writ filed challenging HC order on Gazipur polls
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Writ filed challenging HC order on Gazipur polls

Dhaka, May 7  – BNP mayoral candidate Hasan Uddin Sarkar filed a petition with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday challenging the High Court order staying the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election for three months.
However, no hearing on the petition was held with the chamber judge of the Appellate Division as no representative from the Election Commission was present at the court, said Sagir Hossain Leon, counsel of the BNP mayoral candidate.
Meanwhile, Awami League candidate Zahangir Alam is also going to file an appeal against the HC order.
While talking to reporters at the Supreme Court on Monday, he said he wants the election to be held for the sake of Gazipur’s development.
Zahangir’s lawyer SM Shafiqul Islam Babu said they will file the appeal on Tuesday morning.
Earlier on Sunday, the HC stayed the Gazipur City Corporation election, which was scheduled to be held on May 15, for three months.
It also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the inclusion of six moujas of Dhaka district into GCC should not be declared illegal.
The government on January 16, 2013 published a gazette incorporating six moujas of Shimulia union of Savar upazila (South Boroibari, Domna, Shibrampur, West Panishail, South Panishail and Domnag) under Gazipur City Corporation but according to law, GCC was formed with Gazipur and Tongi municipalities.
ABM Azharul Islam Suruj, Shimulia union parishad chairman of Savar, filed the writ on Sunday morning challenging the legality of the gazette as the Election Commission announced the election schedule incorporating six moujas of Dhaka district, which is illegal.
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the election schedule for Gazipur and Khulna city corporations on March 31. -UNB