JS polls without BNP to weaken democracy
A FREE, fair and participatory election is a sine qua non for the continuity and smooth functioning of democracy in a multi-party parliamentary democracy like ours. But the present political scenario gives the impression that the ruling Awami League will not budge from it game plan of holding the upcoming parliamentary election, even if it is repulsively one-sided, under a poll-time, partisan interim government with the incumbent prime minister as its head.
The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, on the other hand, remains persistent with its firm demand of restoring the constitutional provision for a neutral caretaker government and holding the next elections to Jatiya Sangsad under such a government.
Claiming the present political atmosphere not conducive to a free, fair and inclusive parliamentary election, the Jatiya Party led by HM Ershad has, in a recent development, opted out of the recently-formed poll-time government headed by Sheikh Hasina.
As both the Awami League and the BNP remain adamant, prospect of any immediate resolution of the ongoing political deadlock is getting bleaker day by day. Now we apprehend that the country is going to witness the next parliamentary elections slated for January 5 being held without the participation of the BNP and its allies.
Jatiya Sangsad polls without the BNP will, no doubt, weaken the hard-earned democracy in the country. Therefore, if the train of one-sided parliamentary election cannot be stopped now, we all will surely find ourselves at the receiving end of the deadly consequences of that apparently avoidable political mistake.
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