The two major political parties in Bangladesh – Awami
League and BNP are expressing opposition to the local elections as scheduled.
Bangladesh Election Commission has announced time table
for polls in four city corporations and nine municipalities.
Nationalist Party (BNP) rejected outright the EC announcement and insisted that
the parliamentary polls promised for December should take place early.
chief, Sheikh Hasina said local election before the general election is
unconstitutional. In an interview with a Bangladeshi television, her son Sajeeb
Wazed Joy said on her behalf, that this government is illegal and how can an
illegal government call elections.
Chowdhury has the details.