The nominations of most independent candidates were revoked since they did not provide accurate information about supporting voter base.
Some candidates gave names of voters who had died 5 to 7 years ago. Others included voters who are expatriates.
From the submitted 3065 nomination papers, 786 were cancelled. Most were cancelled as they could not provide certainty of 1 per cent of voters.
The second reason is loan defaulting for which 129 nominations were cancelled and sixty were revoked as they did not have proper signatures.
Other reasons for nomination cancellation were, tampering with the information provided using white fluid, providing wrong voter number, not giving bank account number and not submitting the fees.
Until Nov 28, 3065 nomination papers were submitted and of them, 2567 are from political parties and 498 as independent. After selection, on Dec 2, nomination of 786 were cancelled with 141 from BNP, 3 from AL, 38 from JP and 384 from independent candidates.
In the end, BNP has 555 legal candidates and AL has 278. AL won’t have candidates in 40 seats and BNP in 13 seats.
December 9 is the last date for the withdrawal of nomination papers, symbols will be allocated on Dec 10 with the votes to be held on Dec 30.