After a massive palpitation over the nerve of Bangladeshi people, Dr Selina Hayat Ivy , a Soviet graduate, physician conquered the Throne of Narayanganj City Corporation.
Apprehension, fear, anxiety, game and gamble of ruling party have went into vain when people of Narayanganj selected their leaders for the true development of their city.
From the very beginning this election drew everyone’s attentions as Bangladesh Awamileague supported a person upon whom a bunch of question marks were hanging. The city dwellers were highly convinced to select a person by whom there aspiration and expectation may get a shape. People casted their votes against hooliganism, against extortion and against a deep rooted trepidation. The tussle was won to declare the victory of general voters. The war was won to declare the victory against a basket of nightmares.
The Narayanganj City Corporation election was undoubtedly an acid test for both Election Commission and the government of Bangladesh. If anything off-putting were happened this would worth a lot to pay for the present government. The three major candidates of this election were highly dedicated to come first in this election.
But at the eleventh hour Bangladesh Nationalist party paused election. Thank God that they could understand their short comings on the homework before the vote.
And I would thank to Bangladesh Army to decline the offer to be deployed. CEC in a press conference said openly, “We sent a letter to the army headquarters on October16, asking them to be present during the NCC poll. Till Friday, we received noresponse from the army. (Source The Independent, 29th October)
So the thing is EC wanted to deploy army but army denied. Now the question comes, why? I think Bangladesh Army let this election a test ground to all the institutions and political parties to play as per their calibers. They did not interfere in this election as they want remain far from being blamed in a petite city corporation election.
The most farce in this election was BNP supported candidate Toimur played a blame game against the EC. He continuously blamed the EC as a acquiescent part of the government and the election would be flawed. Being a ceremonial nominated candidate Mr. Toimur should have to be more calculative.
Some news papers are trying to show this election as a twin setback for AL. But my opinion is different and we should be more accurate in analyzing the scenario and the position taken by AL. The support of the ruling party was to balance the imbalance and to survive the party to do something bigger. However, the people won in this election and their hope may get materialized through an extra-ordinary woman. Let’s cheers for Ivy!