Three days left for JS polls

Published : 02 Jan 2024 09:54 PM | Updated : 03 Jan 2024 01:14 PM

With only three days left for 12th national parliamentary election, campaigning everywhere in the country has reached a peak.

On January 7, Sunday, the general election of the 12th national parliament will be held in 300 seats. The voting will take place from 8 am to 4 pm without any break.

Candidates from all parties, including Awami League (Boat), Jatiya Party (Plough), National People's Party (Mango), Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Movement (Anchor), Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Torch or Moshal) and the Independents are in the election fray. The supporters and activists of the respective parties are regularly moving places of their electoral areas with banners, placards and symbols along with the party candidates.

Candidates will wind down their campaigns by 8 am on Friday. So, there is only one day left on which they can get scope to seek votes door-to-door, and fire up the voters with election rallies, gatherings and processions.

The Election Commission (EC) has almost completed the preparations for the general poll. The voter list has been updated. Total voters in the country are about 11,97,00,000. The number of polling centres is around 42,000. Voting will be held at 2,62,000 booths. 

So, the election is knocking at the door. Most of the contestants and the heavyweights in particular have engaged all strengths to drum up support for them in all constituencies in the country. Candidates are seen meeting voters irrespective of age, sex and caste and creed with posters and leaflets to drum up support for them from early morning to midnight.  Flanked by a large number of party leaders and workers the contestants are also seen meeting voters seeking their support throughout the day. 

Candidates will wind

 down their campaigns

 by 8 am on Friday

Workers and activists of the candidates were seen very much busy hanging posters and opening election offices. All constituencies get a new look with huge posters, banners and festoons. Candidates are very much happy and enjoying the changed atmosphere. They have already expressed hope that all the contestants and their supporters will follow the election code of conduct till the last day of the campaign.

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However, leaders and workers of BNP-Jamaat are trying to foil the poll through arson attacks and killing people, but they failed. So, BNP-Jamaat leaders are now distributing leaflets to boycott the polls. 

Besides, they are also trying to attack some candidates, but they will never succeed. Everyone should identify those (BNP-Jamaat) who spread confusion.

But, the countrymen are not supporting BNP-Jamaat’s terror activities and leaflet distribution as well. Conspiracy is also being held from home and abroad centering the poll.

A festive mood is prevailing centering the forthcoming poll and BNP supporters are also joining the festivity. Many BNP leaders and activists will exercise their franchise. 

We think there is no place in today’s world for the politics of violence and burning people to death. These are acts of terrorism, and it is crucial for everyone to resist the evil forces firmly to protect the country’s democratic progress, sovereignty and independence . 

The EC vowed that the 12th Jatiya Sangsad elections must be free and fair at any cost. All concerned including administration and law enforcement agencies in line with the commission order must ensure a free, fair and peaceful elections so that people will not be misguided or confused over holding the next general poll. All concerned are working for turning the upcoming general election festive and competitive in a peaceful atmosphere. Since various types of local and international conspiracies against the election are there this time, it should be held amid a peaceful environment.

Countrymen believe that the election would  be a participatory one without the participation of BNP and Jamaat if the people and voters come out and participate in the polls.

Therefore, all should maintain a peaceful environment and the candidate will seek votes for respective symbols equally. The people will vote for the candidate of their choice.