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3,056 nomination papers submitted across the country
A total of 3,056 nomination papers are submitted to returning officers across the country till Wednesday, the last day for submission of nomination papers.
The Election Commission secretary Helaluddin Ahmed at a briefing at Nirbachan Bhaban said highest 22 nomination papers were submitted for Dhaka 8 and lowest four nomination papers were submitted for Magura 2 constituency.
He said 361 nomination papers were submitted in Rangpur division, 353 in Rajshahi division, 351 in Khulna division, 182 in Barishal division, 236 in Mymensingh division, 708 in Dhaka division, 177 in Sylhet division, and 688 nominations papers in Chattogram division.
Besides, 23 nomination papers were submitted online, he said.
Aspirants in many districts went to the returning officers’ offices in procession violating electoral code of conduct.
Aspirants cannot bring more than seven supporters with them when they submit nomination papers to the returning officers’ offices, according to the Election Commission’s instruction.
They also cannot hold any showdowns during or after the submission, the instructions include.