Prof Abu Ahmed speaks to DOT :
Fair election is very important for retaining country’s economic stability. Fair election will bolster the confidence among the investors of home and abroad.
A level playing field should be created and the arrest spree should be stopped, which will usher in an allegation-free election. It has now appeared to be a challenge for the government to hold a free, fair and participatory election. Whichever party comes to power, it will be counted as a success of the government. The country’s situation will remain stable if the opposition party has no allegation. As a result, it will boost the confidence among the businesspeople.
It is the responsibility of the Election Commission and the government to allay the apprehension and fear centring on the upcoming election. People will lose confidence if the opposition party is kept at bay.
Interviewed by Tanzina Tanin and translated by Hossen Sohel
Abu Ahmed is a Professor, Economics Department, Dhaka University