The Election Commission on Sunday rejected the nomination papers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia for contesting in the general election from Feni-1 constituency due to her conviction in two corruption cases.

District returning officer Md Wahiduzzaman rejected the nomination papers of Khaleda and three others in the constituency on Sunday morning.

BNP candidate Nur Ahammad was among the candidates.

On October 29, Khaleda was convicted and sentenced to seven years' rigorous imprisonment by a special court in Dhaka in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

Khaleda landed in jail being sentenced to five years' imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust case by the same court on February 8, 2018. The High Court later on October 30 extended her jail terms in the case to 10 years.


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