What are the parties offering?
This refers to the editorial of Nov 03 with the above title. Indeed, it is time for our political parties to tell us what they will offer the voters and how they intend to pay for all the juicy things that will be in their election manifestos.
All the politicians are busy highlighting everything that is wrong with the caretaker administration but they are very shy when it comes to offering anything original of their own.
Our politicians have been using the “suspension of democracy” as an excuse to avoid internal reforms, to avoid answering any questions about their misrule, and they even try to get all the criminal cases against them permanently withdrawn! The truth is, our politicians and their political parties haven't changed a bit. Their plan is to dilly-dally until the election is over and then they will go back to their usual routine of robbing this country. It is time for our media to start grilling our politicians and start raising these very important questions.
I thank The Daily Star for that timely editorial and hope to read more such editorials.