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Opposition parties hit by harassment in lead-up to Bangladesh poll

Opposition parties hit by harassment in lead-up to Bangladesh poll Opposition candidates say supporters and officials from the ruling Awami League government have attacked them and destroyed their capacity to campaign for the election By Faisal Mahmud December 27, 2018   Asia Times Supporters hang posters of an Awami League election candidate in a street […]

8 BNP men killed in polls violence so far: Rizvi Thursday 27th December 2018 Daily Ittefaq Ittefaq Report Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday claimed at least eight of its activists have been killed in election violence so far. BNP senior joint secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the statement at a press conference […]

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US ambassador concerned about polls-time violence Afrose Jahan Chaity   Dhaka Tribune   27 December 2018   ‘All parties have been victim to this, including minorities and female candidates’ US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller on Thursday said the US is concerned about the high level of campaign violence. He said: “The United States is concerned […]

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The wait begins Bilkis Irani Dhaka Tribune   December 28th, 2018 Campaigners hold up a model boat- electoral symbol of the ruling Awami League – during an election rally in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi on Thursday Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Election Commission says fully prepared for 11th general elections as campaign ends Campaigning for the general elections will close […]

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The Daily Star December 28, 2018 Last Day of Electioneering AL continues to dominate streets of Dhaka Awami League leaders, activists and supporters bring out a street procession on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue at Farmgate yesterday, the last day of campaign. Photo: Sheikh Mehedi Morshed Staff Correspondent Last-moment campaign for the December 30 polls was […]

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The Daily Star  December 28, 2018 ‘I am back for sister Hasina’ On return from Singapore, Ershad asks JP nominees in ‘open seats’ to support grand alliance candidates Rashidul Hasan A day after returning from Singapore, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad in a sudden move yesterday announced that his party leaders contesting from “open seats” […]

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আনন্দবাজারকে একান্ত সাক্ষাৎকারে শেখ হাসিনা ‘এ বারের নির্বাচনটা আগের মতো অত চ্যালেঞ্জিং নয়’ অনলাইন ডেস্ক ২৭ ডিসেম্বর ২০১৮   আওয়ামী লীগ সভাপতি ও প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা। ফাইল ছবিপ্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা বলেছেন, ‘এ বারের নির্বাচনটা আগের মতো অত চ্যালেঞ্জিং নয়। বৈরিতার পরিবেশও নেই। বরং আমাদের স্বপক্ষে একটা পরিবেশ তৈরি হয়েছে।’ ভারতের পশ্চিমবঙ্গের শীর্ষ দৈনিক আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকাকে […]

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ঢাকা যাদের, রাষ্ট্র ক্ষমতা তাদের নাইর ইকবাল, ঢাকা ২৭ ডিসেম্বর ২০১৮   ঢাকায় নৌকার সমর্থনে মিছিল। ছবি: প্রথম আলোঢাকার আসন মানেই ক্ষমতা—১৯৯১ সালের জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন থেকেই এমন ধারণা বদ্ধমূল বাংলাদেশের রাজনীতিতে। তা হবেই বা না কেন! ১৯৯০ সালে এরশাদ সরকারের পতনের পর থেকে বাংলাদেশে যতগুলি অংশগ্রহণমূলক নির্বাচন হয়েছে, সবগুলোতেই একই ঘটনা ঘটেছে। ঢাকা মহানগরের […]

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AL campaigns in festivity, BNP faces obstruction Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Dec 27, 2018             The Bangladesh Awami League has been carrying out electioneering lavishly across the country whereas the principal opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s electioneering is plagued by alleged attacks and arrest of the campaigners. The […]

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Manipulated polls to disrupt dev gains Prothom Alo English Desk | Dec 26, 2018             Bangladesh is heading towards failure to hold a credible election, forecasts a Tokyo-based online news magazine. Such failure, it adds, will undermine rule of law, increase political uncertainty and put at risk the country’s development […]

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Bangladesh’s institutions, social fabric dysfunctional: FORUM-ASIA Prothom Alo English Desk |  Dec 27, 2018             Bangkok-based Forum for Human Rights and Development has called on Bangladesh’s election commission to ensure that the upcoming elections are free and fair. “Elections have turned to tragicomic drama,” it said insisting that the commission […]

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