National election Bangladesh: As the election is getting nearer, the possibility of a nightmarish pre-election period is driving fear and panic among the people.
With the national polls around six months away, the AL and the BNP are going to hold programmes and counter-programmes to show off their strength on the streets
The next few months are perhaps going to be the toughest test for Awami League’s resilience in recent history.
The Awami League at this point is not considering talks with the BNP to solve the current political impasse over the next general elections.
Surely, the ruling regime understands that the more it attacks the BNP, the less reassuring its promises of ensuring a free, fair and participatory election appears to those concerned.
With the national election drawing closer, the ruling Awami League’s focus is on reorganising the party
It must be recognised that the election is not a one-day phenomenon – it is a process involving multiple interrelated steps
The problem in Bangladesh is that politicians consider compromise as a weakness and a sign of defeat
Regaining public confidence and trust in the Election Commission, which have been systematically destroyed by two previous commissions, is undoubtedly a tough task. Unfortunately, it seems the current EC, too, is failing us miserably.