In an apparent move to counter the filing of writ in the High Court (HC) challenging allocation of "Scale" to Jamat-e-Islami Bangladesh, another writ petition against allocation of election symbols - Boat, Plough and Sheaf of Paddy - to three big political parties is going to be filed Sunday, reports BDNEWS.
Bangladesh Awami League has been using "Boat", Jatiya Party (JP) "Plough" and BNP "Sheaf of Paddy" as their election symbols.
Supreme Court lawyer Shahdat Hussain will file the writ petition Sunday as a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the High Court challenging the validity of the provision of the election rules allocating "Boat" "Plough" and "Sheaf of Paddy" as the election symbols to the political parties.
He filed an affidavit Thursday in the High Court prior to filing the writ petition numbering 3995/2006 in the division bench of the High Court comprising Justice Awlad Ali and Justice Zinat Ara.
Advocate Tajul Islam, who has been appointed to move the petition before the High Court, Thursday told the news agency that election symbols "Boat", "Plough" and "Sheaf of Paddy" have been used as the monograms of different institutions of the state and the government.
He said "Boat" is used in the monogram and flag of Jail guard, the "Plough" in the monogram and flag of Bangladesh Ansar and the "Sheaf of Paddy" in the state monograms as "National Symbol" described in the Article 4(3) of the constitution.
Secretaries to the ministries of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Home, Election Commission, Director General (DG) of Bangladesh Ansar and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Police will be made respondents in the writ petition.