Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee

January 28, 2022
January 28, 2022

EC bill passed, snubbing all concerns

 It took almost 50 years to initiate a move to have a law on forming the Election Commission, and a bill to that end was passed in parliament in only about 180 minutes yesterday, amid protests from the opposition lawmakers.

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

JS may pass EC law this session

The ongoing parliament session is set to pass a law aiming to give legal cover to the chief election commissioners and other commissioners appointed through search committees in the past.

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

EC formation law: Search committee getting legal cover

Nearly 50 years after the constitution prescribed enacting a specific law for forming Election Commission, the government has finally approved the draft of a law to appoint the chief election commissioner and other commissioners through a search committee.

January 9, 2022
January 9, 2022

AL focuses on polls, tackling demos

The ruling Awami League is reorganising itself to be in a stronger position ahead of the next parliamentary polls and weighing options for expanding its electoral alliance.

January 2, 2022
January 2, 2022

Politics: Coming out of lull

After a somewhat uneventful period amid the pandemic, politics began heating up in the latter part of 2021 over the Union Parishad polls and the formation of the Election Commission.

December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021

4th Phase UP Polls: AL sinks in its strongholds

Awami League candidates in Faridpur have never faced defeats as comprehensive as the ones they suffered in the fourth phase of union parishad polls held on Sunday.

December 23, 2021
December 23, 2021

EC Formation: Chance of a law slim

The demand for framing a specific law on reconstitution of the Election Commission is growing louder as all nine political parties invited to the president’s dialogue so far are of the opinion that a law is required to form a non-controversial EC.

November 21, 2021
November 21, 2021

On the verge of losing it all

Ousted from the Awami League, Gazipur Mayor Mohammad Zahangir Alam is now set to face legal action by the ruling party and is on the verge of losing his mayorship for making controversial remarks on Bangabandhu and the Liberation War.

November 16, 2021
November 16, 2021

Draft policy on ecommerce firms: Strict watch thru’ central platform

All e-commerce companies will soon have to come under one digital platform monitored by multiple state agencies, as the government looks to increase oversight on the sector that has become a hotbed for irregularities in recent months.

November 14, 2021
November 14, 2021

Third Phase Up Polls: Walkovers, AL rebels increase

The numbers of candidates set to be elected unopposed and rebels from the ruling Awami League in the third phase of union parishad polls are higher than in the first two phases.