The EC said AL nominated candidate Abdul Khaleque brought out a procession on 18 May and attacked the business establishments of independent candidate Md Qaiyum Shahriar Zahidi from the rally.

The EC served a show-cause notice to Khaleque for violating the electoral code of conduct. In reply to that he sought apology and vowed to abide by in future.

But on 1 June, Qaiyum Shahriar and his supporters once again came under attack by the supporters of Abdul Khaleque, leaving some injured.

In the investigation, the allegation brought against Khaleque was proved true. Based on that, the EC canceled his nomination under section 32 of Election Commission Pourashava Act-2015.

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