NCC polls: Beginning of a new era of elections in Bangladesh?
Besides being one of the most important elections for the citizens of Narayanganj, the latest Narayanganj City Corporation election bears a number of other significance for the entire political sphere of the country. This was the last city corporation election under the current election commission.
This was also the first major election where Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were the sole mode of voting. Even one of the election commissioners stated that this election has been one of the best under their supervision. How exactly was this installment of Narayanganj City Corporation Election? Was the decision to use EVMs as the only voting medium a fruitful or practical one?
How significant is this election for the future of elections in Bangladesh and also for national politics?
In Straight from Star Newsroom, The Daily Star Reporter Mohammad Al-Masum Molla joins Debjani Shyama to discuss the significance of the NCC polls for the national politics of the country.