Although it seems to be now quite
certain that the parliamentary election in Bangladesh is going to be held on
December 18, this year, the electioneering mood is missing in Chittagong, the
second largest city of Bangladesh. Election schedules have already been
announced and very soon the last day of the submission of nomination papers will be over and yet the
general mood in Chittagong seems to be a little apathetic.
However, some potential
candidates, aspiring to become parliament members, have already begun their public
relation activities. But the general people in Chittagong still do not appear
to have the expected amount of enthusiasm. Some say that due to emergency rules
still in operation people are not feeling the pulse of elections, others say
that as one of the major parties has been unsure of participating in the election
the desired mood is lacking.
But they expect very soon the country would
find itself in election mood.