BD Post Special
Election has suddenly come closer than a day before yesterday after the announcement of polls schedule by the CEC at 7pm on Thursday. Common people of the country listened to the CEC with great expectation and interest. The elections will be held on 23 December throughout the country to be supervised by 700,000 officials under the direct order of the EC. Six lakh personnel of law enforcing agencies will be on duty during the entire period till successful voting in all booths. Army will also be deployed as a striking force along with magistrates. CEC also informed that EVMs will be used in some polling booths.
Many political parties including Jatiya Party and Awami League have welcomed the announcement. A large number of political observers and eminent citizens are also happy to see positive developments concerning holding of the election in the right time.
As expected, Jatiya Oikyafront has not appreciated the schedule as it feels their major demands have not been met and major issues have not been resolved as yet. They have not said it clearly whether they will take part in the polls or not. Meanwhile, Dr Badruddoza led Juktafront wants election date to be shifted back by seven days. They want 30 December as fresh date. It seems Juktafront will take part in the election despite some unresolved issues.
It can be mentioned that the election fever has already gripped the country. One can see posters and festoons all around the country with full-fledged door-to-door campaigning being done by aspiring candidates. After they cross the last stage of nomination, campaigning will start in full vigour to woo voters.
Most of the aspiring candidates are now in their locality meeting people of the constituency exchanging greetings. People have also come from all over the world to take part in the polls with the desire to become members of parliament.
This year national elections will be one of great interest and significance for the nation.