While the decision to scrap the EVMs is a step in the right direction, the EC must not lose sight of the fact that there are many other pressing issues that it must address for a free, fair and participatory elections.
This sudden move by the Election Commission seems to be for lip service.
Business-as-usual approach to dealing with the opposition will not create the right condition for free polls
The BNP’s current risk-averse behaviour is not conducive to running a successful campaign
Six by-polls are proof that there is a lot to be done before general election
Can a political party – regardless of whether they are in power or in opposition – use public property to attend a party rally?
Fakhrul, Abbas being denied bail for the fourth time raises concerns
Government must avoid the path of confrontation, allow BNP to exercise its constitutional rights
Contrast in administrative actions regarding political rallies could not be starker when it comes to BNP and other parties.
One can hear slogans while crossing Shibbari intersection in Khulna this morning (October 22, 2022) as people in small groups are moving towards the rally venue marching and chanting. Meanwhile, many has already arrived at the rally venue last evening.
Government must deliver on promises made to opposition parties
Accountability and immediate reforms are vital to stop this
Former whip Md Ashraf Hossain has passed away at a private hospital in the capital at the age of 79.
BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s advisor Muhammad Abdul Haque, popularly known as MA Haque, dies at a hospital in Sylhet. He was 67.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party urged the Election Commission to suspend the work of preparing law for political parties in getting their registration due to ongoing coronavirus situation.
Amid a large contingent of police, thousands of BNP leaders and activists are staging a sit-in in front of their Nayapaltan central office, demanding the release of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.
Three BNP leaders including Narayanganj district unit’s General Secretary Mamum Mahmud and city unit’s General Secretary ATM Kamal are arrested in a case filed on charge of carrying out subversive activities and preventing government officials from discharging their duties.
BNP urges people to put up a resistance against the current government through waging a greater movement to ‘restore their rights, democracy’ and uphold the Liberation War spirit.
Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal activists agitate near BNP’s central office in Dhaka in protest against expulsion of their leaders from the student front.