Election and voters' list
The sky is gradually getting clear. The EC is not fully ready to hold the election . Their prestigious voter listing with foreign aid has become a big hurdle now as reported in the media. Right from the day one I was sceptical about the success of the preparation of electoral rolls and national ID card. Nobody could speak about its limitations due to the state of emergency. The foreign sponsors never told us about the problem we might face. They told us about "gold standard" of the voter listing with photos. Not to speak of the NID, the voters' list with photos will not be available to all participants in the election. Nobody knows what is in store for us and whether this voter list would become redundant when the election will be held (?) The EC is talking about their affidavit to the SC. But there is no real basis one can stand on.
In a talk show on ntv a couple of guests were in favour of shifting the date by a few weeks after consultation with the major political parties. The BNP would find every excuse to seek postponement by at least 4-8 weeks. I am only afraid if we would have to hold the election based on the voters' list prepared by Justice Aziz's commission!