The BNP were among nine parties that skipped today's second session of talks with the Election Commission
The Election Commission has written to the BNP and other registered political parties, inviting them to take part in talks that will be held on November 4, said sources.
Despite being the last budget before the next general election, the government has little scope to unveil a big spending plan for the next fiscal year owing to limited fiscal space driven by lower-than-expected revenue collection, a noted economist said.
With the national election drawing closer, the ruling Awami League’s focus is on reorganising the party
The BNP wants to make a final push to realise its demand for holding the next general election under a neutral caretaker administration only after the top brass finds the party’s Dhaka city units fully prepared for an all-out movement.
The Election Commission and the government have picked up similar tones against statements by foreign diplomats on Bangladesh’s domestic issues, such as elections.
The Election Commission is meeting with various political and non-political parties and individuals to hold a fair and acceptable national election -- and within the discussion, the use of electronic voting machines or EVMs is getting the attention in the political arena. But why is the EVM debate so crucial especially when the national election is closing in?
The government will make all-out efforts to bring opposition BNP to the next parliamentary election, slated for late next year.