Staff Correspondent: The Election Commission (EC) will allocate the electoral symbols to political parties and independent candidates for contesting in the 11th parliamentary election today (Monday).
A total of 39 registered political parties are taking part in polls slated for December 30.
A total of 3,065 aspirants had submitted their nomination papers till the last date of submitting nominations on November 28. Of them, 2,567 aspirants were from political parties while 498 independent.
After scrutiny, the returning officers accepted 2,279 nomination papers and cancelled 786 papers. Later, 543 aspirants appealed to the EC. The EC held hearings on those petitions for three days which started on Thursday. Of the petitions, the EC accepted 243 applications and rejected others.
Now the legal candidates are 2,522. Of them, 185 are independent candidates.
risingbd/Dhaka/Dec 10, 2018/Mukul