The Election Commission has resumed the hearing on the appeals for the second day at the city’s Nirbachan Bhabann.
The EC has accepted 17 candidates’ nomination as valid and rejected 17 others’ after hearing 40 petitions filed against the rejection of their nomination papers by the returning officers during scrutiny on December 2.
The commission also kept two contesters pending and dismissed four others during the hearing so far.
The Election Commission on the first day held hearing of 160 petitions filed against the rejection for their nomination papers by returning officers.
Among the 160 appeals, 80 were accepted and 76 rejected. Decision on four others is pending.
As many as 3,065 nomination papers were submitted, and the ROs rejected 786 of those during scrutiny on December 2.
A total of 543 appeals were filed against ROs’ rejection of nomination papers.
Of the 80 successful appellants, 37 are BNP leaders and 43 are leaders of the JP and several other parties, and independent aspirants.
The remaining 383 appeals will be heard today and tomorrow.