Free and fair elections are a fundamental pre-requisite for democracy. They play a significant role in nation building as everybody has one equally counted vote regardless of sex, caste, tribe, minority etc. In countries where the election process is flawed, the political leadership lacks legitimacy. This is often a source of political instability. As the next general elections in Bangladesh draw near, Bangladesh is going to face a confrontational political future. Therefore, it is imperative that concerted efforts are undertaken to establish a credible and fair election system. But there is uncertainty everywhere where the next parliament elections would be held at the scheduled date as the main opposition party BNP led 18 party alliances declared they won’t join any national elections under the political government even if government wants to hold the election the BNP led alliances would protect it. Basically such type situation was created when the incumbent Awami League (AL) government abolished non party caretaker government through the 15th amendment to the constitution without consideration intellectual’s and opposition’s demand to retain non party care taker government in the constitution. . So, as usual, the opposition has vowed to restore care taker government to secure in their word people’s voting right. On the other hand, ruling party is continuously saying that next general elections must be held under the incumbent government. So both parties are face to face which going to leads political deadlock over holding next parliament election. So it’s a burning issue for the country how next election will be held.
Bangladesh’s Political culture and emergence of caretaker government:
The Political culture of Bangladesh is most unstable and vulnerable one. But Bangladeshi people’s have enthusiasm to the democratic process. One of the main reasons behind it’s independent was democratic sprite from what Bangladeshi people were deprived in...