The majority of “uncontested”seats were appointed by the current Prime Minister, per my correspondent. The largest opposition party is being harassed and restricted, the party head is under house arrest though the government claims the barricades and trucks are “for her protection.” The second largest is terrorist-connected Jemaat Islamiya, who may be less violent than the government.
For further reading:
- NDTV, Ajkal journos fail to meet Khaleda
- ‘Action against saboteurs after polls’
- I’m under house arrest: Khaleda
– Michael Z. Williamson, SurvivalBlog Editor at Large