Citing that no political parties had kept all of their promises after assuming power in the previous election, Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) today urged the party, regardless of whoever wins, to fulfill their manifesto this time.
“All political parties come up with optimistic pledges in their manifestos but they become valueless if the elected government is unable to implement them,” Shujan General Secretary Badiul Alam Majumder said.
He was addressing a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) in Dhaka when he made the comments.
Badiul Alam hoped that the presence of voters will be higher in this election than previous one as it is a participatory election.
Shujan, the civil society platform, compared the manifestos of different parties contesting the 11th parliamentary election.
Speaking at the programme, former adviser to a caretaker government M Hafizuddin Khan expressed worry that the election will not be held in a free and fair manner as the activities of the Election Commission could not build the trust.
The election atmosphere is not positive till now but it might change as the army will be deployed from tomorrow across the country, he added.
WHEN ARMY WILL BE DEPLOYED?
Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed, on December 13, said armed forces would be deployed in the country from December 24 as a “striking force”. The armed forces will carry out their duties till January 2.
WHAT IS THE ELECTION SCHEDULE?
As per the revised polls schedule, the 11th parliamentary election will be held on December 30.
The Election Commission had fixed November 28 as the deadline for filing nomination papers, December 2 for scrutiny and December 9 last date of withdrawal.