The seat fell vacant following the resignation of former minister Abdul Latif Siddique.
EC Deputy Secretary Farhad Ahmed Khan said, ‘There are no more legal hurdles for holding the polls.
For this, the EC has fixed the new date”.
Earlier on September 16 last year, the EC announced the schedule of the by-polls. According to the schedule, “The EC had scheduled October 28 to hold the election”. But it was stayed after Latif’s brother Kader Siddique, also president Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL), moved the court over his nomination. The High Court rejected his plea for participating in the Tangail-4 by-election then he filed leave-to-appeal petition against the verdict to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. On January 18, the Supreme Court Appellate Division rejected the petition filed by Kader Siddiqui. Farhad Ahmed Khan said there are three candidates in the by-polls.
The candidates are Awami League’s Hasan Imam Khan Sohel Hazari, Bangladesh Nationalist Front’s (BNF) Ataur Rahman Khan and National Peoples Party’s Imrul Kayes.
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh