Badiul Alam Majumdar

Dr Badiul Alam Majumdar is secretary of SHUJAN: Citizens for Good Governance.

Are women’s reserved seats in parliament only tokens?

Does our present reservation system really promote the empowerment of women politicians?

3m ago

Turn candidates' halafnama into amalnama

It is heartening to see that the media has been preparing statements based on the information in affidavits submitted by the candidates who are running for parliament.

6m ago

Another managed election will be disastrous

Continued denial of voting and other political and democratic rights is bound to become a very serious threat in the future.

6m ago

We are heading towards another one-sided election

Voters will be deprived of the opportunity to choose from worthy candidates in a one-sided election.

7m ago

The Election Commission’s credibility problem

A number of controversial decisions, actions and statements of the EC itself has put it in this situation.

8m ago

How constitutional is the 15th amendment?

It is clear that the 15th Amendment was neither legitimate nor constitutional, as no referendum was held before its passage.

8m ago

Barishal, Khulna city polls exposed what's wrong with our elections

The elections to Barishal and Khulna city corporations held on May 12, 2023 cannot be considered free, fair and credible, as they were non-competitive.

1y ago

What will it take for our next election to be credible and acceptable to all?

It must be recognised that the election is not a one-day phenomenon – it is a process involving multiple interrelated steps

1y ago
March 7, 2024
March 7, 2024

Are women’s reserved seats in parliament only tokens?

Does our present reservation system really promote the empowerment of women politicians?

December 22, 2023
December 22, 2023

Turn candidates' halafnama into amalnama

It is heartening to see that the media has been preparing statements based on the information in affidavits submitted by the candidates who are running for parliament.

December 2, 2023
December 2, 2023

Another managed election will be disastrous

Continued denial of voting and other political and democratic rights is bound to become a very serious threat in the future.

November 21, 2023
November 21, 2023

We are heading towards another one-sided election

Voters will be deprived of the opportunity to choose from worthy candidates in a one-sided election.

October 22, 2023
October 22, 2023

The Election Commission’s credibility problem

A number of controversial decisions, actions and statements of the EC itself has put it in this situation.

October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023

How constitutional is the 15th amendment?

It is clear that the 15th Amendment was neither legitimate nor constitutional, as no referendum was held before its passage.

June 20, 2023
June 20, 2023

Barishal, Khulna city polls exposed what's wrong with our elections

The elections to Barishal and Khulna city corporations held on May 12, 2023 cannot be considered free, fair and credible, as they were non-competitive.

May 7, 2023
May 7, 2023

What will it take for our next election to be credible and acceptable to all?

It must be recognised that the election is not a one-day phenomenon – it is a process involving multiple interrelated steps

March 27, 2023
March 27, 2023

In which direction is Bangladesh heading?

The most common question that people are asking these days is: will the upcoming general election be free and fair?

February 8, 2023
February 8, 2023

The Constitutionality of 15th Amendment

The 15th Amendment did not have the support of the major opposition.

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