City Polls 2015

May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015

Winning and losing in city corporation elections

The ultimate tragedy will strike if people become withdrawn. It will no longer matter who wins or loses any of the many elections.

May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015

Puppeteers go in different directions

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.

May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

The city polls charade

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.

May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015

BNP abandoning election midway

BNP's decision to boycott the election halfway into the voting has surprised most observers.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

Fulfill your pledges, people tell new mayors (video)

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.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

Witnessing another ELECTION CHARADE

STUFFING of ballot boxes whether in national or local elections is nothing new in Bangladesh.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

See no evil, hear no evil…..

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.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

Unprecedented attack on journalists

IT is disquieting to see that the media was conspicuously barred from properly covering the city polls.

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

An election marred

WHAT started off as a peaceful, tension-free day of voting, turned out to be a disappointment for the city dwellers of Dhaka and Chittagong.

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

Another 'election'?

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.