We need an EC which is truly independent from all aspects; this independence does not only mean structural independence, but operational and financial independence along with individual independence of the election commissioners.
A teenage boy is shot dead and two others are injured in a clash between supporters of an elected councillor and a defeated candidate of Munshiganj municipality elections.
Every month, a union parishad chairman gets only Tk 1,575 as honorarium from the government. He gets another Tk 2,000 from his UP. During his five-year-tenure, he would receive around Tk 2.14 lakh. He does not get any other pay and perks.
The CEC has tried to blame everything on the political culture prevailing in the country, which sounded funny. It has only convinced the rest of us that he was blaming the dance floor to hide that he didn't know how to dance.
Even the chief election commissioner (CEC) has admitted that violence has escalated in the fifth phase of the elections.
The ongoing Union Parishad polls have become the bloodiest election in Bangladesh history.
Vote counting begins in the fourth phase of union parishad elections in 703 unions of 47 districts today.
Another 703 unions of 47 districts go to polls in the fourth phase today amid tension and fear of violence as many ruling Awami
Around 620 union parishads (UPs) in 46 districts go to polls in the third phase today amid tension and fear of violence, as elections in
Like in the first phase, violence and irregularities marked the second-phase polls to union parishads yesterday, leaving at least eight people dead and around 130 others wounded in clashes and firing. One of the dead is a 10-year-old boy, who went with his uncle to see voting, and another a Dhaka University student who went to his village ahead of the polls.
Independent candidates have won more than double the chairman posts grabbed by BNP-nominated candidates in
Police sue about 1,300 anonymous people for attacking policemen and district officials in Pirojpur’s Mothbaria upazila during union parishad elections – a clash that left five people dead.
Violating electoral law, a ruling Awami League lawmaker in Jhalakathi yesterday sought votes for party-nominated chairman candidates in the union parishad polls scheduled for Tuesday.
Rebel chairman aspirants of union parishads from the Awami League and the BNP yesterday filed for candidacies in many places along with their party-nominated candidates on the last day for nomination submission.
BNP alleges that the party’s possible chairmen aspirants for the upcoming Union Parishad polls are being harassed in many places.
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will nominate the party’s aspiring chairmen for the upcoming Union Parishad elections.
Elections to 752 union parishads, the biggest grassroots-level polls, will be held on March 22 on partisan lines for the first time.
There could be conflict among candidates of the Awami League-led 14-party alliance in the upcoming union parishad elections if a consensus was not reached by partners, fears a number of alliance components.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader warns Awami League would expel its rebel candidates in the upcoming union parishad elections.