THE handsome, charismatic and successful young men join hands and smile for the perfect photo.
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.
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.
IT is disquieting to see that the media was conspicuously barred from properly covering the city polls.
STUFFING of ballot boxes whether in national or local elections is nothing new in Bangladesh.
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.
Ruling party men not only intimidated the BNP activists before and during the city corporation elections, but also used various intimidation tactics on the press wherever they found the journalists covering irregularities at the polling centres.
BNP-backed mayor and councillor candidates cannot participate in the city polls campaigns or electoral activities properly due to the cases filed against them, a senior BNP leader says.