Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Thursday cleared the way for holding the biennial election of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).
The prime court of the country came with the order after rejecting a High Court order that had stayed the proceedings of the election for two months.
Today’s hearing was held following a petition filed by FBCCI authorities challenging the High Court order.
After the Supreme Court order, there is no bar on holding the FBCCI election scheduled for May 14.
On March 22, the High Court stayed the proceedings of the election following a petition filed by Aminul Haque Shamim, the president of Mymensingh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).
Huque filed the petition on February 6 seeking a stay on the election process and allowing the MCCI to get enlisted in the FBCCI voter list.
In the petition he also pointed out that there were anomalies in the voter list as his name was not included on the list.
Mymensingh was made a division in 2015 and the MCCI pleaded to the FBCCI in 2016 for its inclusion, but the process has not forwarded over the last one year.
During today’s proceedings, the three-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice SK Sinha also asked the FBCCI authorities to include MCCI president as its divisional director.