A citizen's expectation from the election | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 20, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 20, 2018

A citizen's expectation from the election

Bangladesh is gearing up for the upcoming national polls set to be held in December. Election is clearly the talk of the town at the moment. Across the streets and in public places, at home or offices, debates are swirling around the latest news and developments, with people talking about the electoral atmosphere, the need for creating a level playing field for all parties, election-time government, nomination of candidates, code of conduct and other issues related to the election.

My thoughts, and expectations, as a citizen are simple. I would like our candidates to act sensibly this time. They should not give false promises to the people and should accept the poll result, whichever way it turns. Those who will lose in the contest should help those who will win, and those who win should work on their pledges post-election. The development projects should continue as usual and there should be no undue financial burden imposed on the taxpayers.

Also, we are going to need a strong judiciary, independent of the executive influence, and we should give importance to strengthening our foreign policies. All in all, a positive mindset may bring a better future. The candidates and contesting political parties should keep that in mind.

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