The BNP failed to reap anything effective from the huge public support that it was able to garner late last year.
Bangladesh is now in the depths of both economic and political crises.
Awami League will not accept any change to the election schedule if it crosses the deadline set by the constitution, the party's General Secretary Obaidul Quader said today. Alleging that BNP wants to obstruct the polls, Quader said, "They want to question the election. Now they are openly obstructing, openly taking a stand against the election.
The youths have turned away from politics out of frustration.
With the deadline for submitting nomination papers to the Election Commission only a week away, the BNP now faces two challenges: preventing defection from the party and drawing up fresh programmes to keep the anti-government movement going.
Political parties must find a constructive way to end this impasse
The EC has repeatedly said one thing and did something other than that, if not the opposite.