The people have to be more alert, assertive, and vocal.
The Daily Star asked two young voters to explain their decisions as the 12th parliamentary election rolls out.
Our civil society leaders must step forward to address the prevailing political impasse in the country.
With each new term of the ruling regime, and each new provision or law, we have learnt a bit more of self-censorship.
Since voters are reluctant to take part in this election, the ruling party has resorted to such measures.
This election will push the whole country towards further uncertainty and close the door to constructive politics in Bangladesh.
After the election is over, the meaning of democracy will change to mean coercion.