General Election

General Election

Government’s focus is on search committee, not EC: BNP

BNP on Sunday said the much-hyped Bill on reconstitution of the Election Commission that has been placed in parliament is just for the formation of the search committee

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Formation of EC

BNP skips dialogues, NPP for polls-time govt with PM as head

Welcoming the NPP delegation at Bangabhaban, the president said discussion and exchange of views with the political parties would help in forming an acceptable election commission

The delegation of National People’s Party poses for photograph after talks with president M Abdul Hamid over formation of election commission at Bangabhaban, Dhaka, on 12 January 2022

BNP wants to foil next polls: Information minister

BNP is currently busy in plotting to foil the next polls as they had tried to foil the 2014 elections and hatched conspiracy during 2018 polls, said information minister Hasan Mahmud

Information minister Hasan Mahmud talks to media

Neither the law nor the commission is for one single party

Despite some errors, four election commissions (except the Aziz commission) formed between 1990 and 2006 without any search committee, could hold credible elections. This was because the elections ...

Neither the law nor the commission is for one single party

BNP to form nationwide human chains Wednesday

BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that democracy is now in exile while freedom of speech and press freedom has been snatched by the government

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EC formation

BNF seeks polls-time govt, search committee

President Hamid said that democracy should not be limited to only elections but it should also be spread through continuous practice

A seven-member delegation, led by BNF president SM Abul Kalam Azad, takes part in a dialogue with president Abdul Hamid at the Durbar Hall of Bangabhaban on 29 December 2021

Law minister says how Khaleda Zia could apply to go abroad

Law minister Anisul Haq on Wednesday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda will have to return to prison to apply for her treatment abroad

Law Minister Anisul Huq

Dialogue with president

Workers Party seeks law to form election commission

BWP leaders stressed that the election commission should be independently capable of implementing the country’s electoral laws to ensure free and fair voting

A seven-member delegation of Workers Party of Bangladesh meets President Hamid over formation of next election commission

Who will save the sinking ship of democracy?

The civil society comes up with many good suggestions, protests against wrongdoings. But the rulers and leaders of state do not pay heed. But when in the opposition, these very same politicians go ...

Who will save the sinking ship of democracy?

Not right to enact law to form EC in haste: Law minister

It is impossible to formulate the law for EC formation by February next year, said law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister Anisul Huq

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