Badiul Alam Majumdar

The writer is Secretary of SHUJAN: Citizens for Good Governance.

November 5, 2018
November 5, 2018

Who is ahead in electoral politics?

So far, ten parliamentary elections were held in Bangladesh, of which three—the 1988 election during the Ershad regime, the February 15, 1996 election under the BNP government, and the January 5,...

October 17, 2018
October 17, 2018

Relevant laws for candidates running for Parliament

The 11th Parliamentary election is at our doorstep. The election schedule is expected to be declared at the beginning of November and the election to be held at the end of December.

October 1, 2018
October 1, 2018

All that glitters is not gold

On September 19, 2018, over the vehement objections of civil society and media representatives, the Parliament passed the Digital Security Act, 2018. The concern is that it is a draconian law which...

August 30, 2018
August 30, 2018

A 'National Charter' to strengthen democracy

The recent “student agitation” not only demanded safe roads, but also raised our awareness regarding our state structure, characterised by corruption, repression and injustice.

July 24, 2018
July 24, 2018

Why facing the voters is important for democracy

The year 2018 is one of elections. A total of five city corporation elections are to be held this year, of which elections in Khulna and Gazipur have already been held.

July 17, 2018
July 17, 2018

Five features of controlled election

Judging from the May 15 election in Khulna, and the Gazipur city corporation election on June 26, five distinct features of a controlled election have emerged.

July 3, 2018
July 3, 2018

The EC can be the difference

Notwithstanding the serious questions raised about the credibility of Khulna and Gazipur city corporation elections, we had in the recent past free and fair elections in Narayanganj, Kumilla and...

June 22, 2018
June 22, 2018

What messages has the budget conveyed?

A budget is an accounting of incomes and expenditures for individuals or families. However, it is much more than that for a country. A national budget conveys clear messages for the future...

May 6, 2018
May 6, 2018

As Gazipur and Khulna polls near, some concerns remain

Bangladesh is now on the election highway. Aside from the national election, seven city corporation elections are to be held this year.

December 31, 2017
December 31, 2017

What message did we get from Rangpur election?

Now that the Rangpur election is over, some questions come up: How was the election? What message does it convey? What influence, if any, will it have on other upcoming elections?