It is hard to discard the notion that politics played no part in this decision from the government.
The ruling Awami League and the opposition BNP remain at odds over the polls-time administration.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said Awami League will not allow BNP to take to the streets during a 36-day ultimatum he issued to the opposition
The EC needs assistance from all stakeholders to hold a free and fair election come January.
It is a well-known fact that politicians seek to retain power once they attain it.
As the BNP plans to intensify its movement for polls under a non-partisan administration, the Awami League and law enforcement agencies are determined to keep the capital under their control.
Opposition BNP plans to take its movement to a climax before the announcement of the election schedule, party insiders say.
While the ruling Awami League is already gearing up for the election, opposition BNP is concentrating its efforts on forcing the government to accept the demand for polls under a non-partisan interim administration.