Yesterday, according to TV reports, the AL general secretary and the foreign minister commented on this paper -- one was an unsubstantiated perspective and the other a charade.
The BNP failed to reap anything effective from the huge public support that it was able to garner late last year.
We are witnessing an engineered intra-party contest as most of the independents belong to the ruling party.
Unfortunate that some foreign countries are exerting pressure on Bangladesh centring polls, he says
Says Election Commissioner Rashida Sultana
Sharmeen S Murshid, an election analyst and the chief executive officer of election observation group Brotee, told The Daily Star that she had never seen such an atmosphere before an election in her 20-year career as an election observer.
If the Election Commission cannot ensure free and fair elections, it could have at the very least prevented the process of “a potentially fraudulent polls”, said Badiul Alam Majumdar, secretary of Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik.
The 12th general election will be on January 7, the Election Commission announced yesterday amid escalating tension between the major political parties over the polls-time government.