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The ultimate tragedy will strike if people become withdrawn.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.
BNP's decision to boycott the election halfway into the voting has surprised most observers.
Though not happy with the irregularities and vote rigging during the just held city corporation elections, commoners in Dhaka city want to see their city clean, free of traffic-jam and developed.
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 is difficult to accept the comments of the CEC that the three city corporation elections were held in a fair and peaceful manner and that there were no threats or anomalies.