Dr. Badiul Alam Majumder speaks to DOT :
The Election Commission (EC) has been unable to win over the trust of the people regarding the upcoming 11th National Parliamentary Election.
It is yet to be seen whether the EC will be able to come out of its instability. If it is to gain the people’s trust, it has to perform its duties ethically.
Regarding the election atmosphere so far, I can say that this year it will be a participatory election. It is to be seen whether it is transparent or not. The democratic process will be made effective if everyone gets the right to vote.
The big political parties have been very improper regarding candidate nominations. They were unable to nominate honest, worthy, selfless candidates. Dr. Badiul Alam Majumder is the editor of Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan). Interview by Amirul Islam. Translated by Arafat Hasan