Overwhelmed by the vociferous postmortem of the city corporation polls, two footfalls on the cityscape have gone unnoticed, unappreciated, as though coming and going on stealth.
The ultimate tragedy will strike if people become withdrawn. It will no longer matter who wins or loses any of the many elections.
The EC's tilt was no less pronounced on the eve of and on the day of the elections. Press reports, photographs and narratives of many involved in the election administration process have amply established its culpability in undermining fair election.
THE handsome, charismatic and successful young men join hands and smile for the perfect photo.
STUFFING of ballot boxes whether in national or local elections is nothing new in Bangladesh.
IT is disquieting to see that the media was conspicuously barred from properly covering the city polls.
"It could have been an election in which people could merrily walk to the polling centres and pick their mayors. It could have been a return to true democracy. We could have run pictures of winners and losers embracing each other,the winners saying they want support of the losers and the losers promising their best for a better city."
Experts and observers share their views on the electoral proceedings of the City Corporation Elections and their implications for the political climate of the country with The Daily Star.
IN these very columns we had carried an article with a similar heading following the farcical January 5, 2013 elections. Regrettably, we have to say the same about yesterday's mayoral election that did not live upto our expectations.