Previous polls

Does political will hold the key?

Mar 23, 2019 9:38 AM

The Shajahan Khan committee working to bring order to roads believes having political commitment is most crucial to ‘curbing road crashes and improving discipline'. Do you agree?

  • Yes - 29%

     
  • No - 71%

     

Total number of votes: 24

Is vote apathy dangerous?

Mar 22, 2019 8:21 AM

Referring to the low turnout in Upazila council elections, former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury has said the voters’ aversion to polls is a dangerous development in Bangladesh. Do you agree with him?

  • Yes - 90%

     
  • No - 10%

     

Total number of votes: 20

No exam up to grade three?

Mar 21, 2019 8:42 AM

The government has decided to scrap examinations for students up to grade three at the primary schools it runs. Do you support it?

  • Yes - 75%

     
  • No - 25%

     

Total number of votes: 61

Is BNP itself to blame?

Mar 20, 2019 8:34 AM

BNP leaders and activists are deserting the party in droves because of its wretched state, Awami League leader Tofail Ahmed has said. Do you agree with him?

  • Yes - 59%

     
  • No - 41%

     

Total number of votes: 69

Will EC plan work?

Mar 19, 2019 8:38 AM

The EC is planning to use electronic voting machines or EVMs at all polling stations in over 250 municipalities and send the polling materials to the centres in the morning of voting to avert irregularities. Do you think the plan will serve its purpose?

  • Yes - 32%

     
  • No - 68%

     

Total number of votes: 38

Is recklessness to blame?

Mar 18, 2019 8:34 AM

Police don’t lack sincerity to bring order to the roads, but their efforts go in vain as the people tend to disobey rules, DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah has said. Do you agree?

  • Yes - 64%

     
  • No - 36%

     

Total number of votes: 39

Bangladesh on track?

Mar 17, 2019 8:44 AM

Bangladesh is right on track in its handling of the Rohingya crisis, says State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam. Do you agree?

  • Yes - 58%

     
  • No - 42%

     

Total number of votes: 60

Will mosquito menace ease?

Mar 16, 2019 9:14 AM

New Mayor Atiqul Islam has asked Dhaka North City Corporation workers to prioritise killing of mosquitos instead of ‘showing off’. Do you think his order will be followed properly?

  • Yes - 32%

     
  • No - 68%

     

Total number of votes: 25

Democracy lessons in school?

Mar 15, 2019 8:43 AM

Student council elections will help them grow up with democratic values and tolerance of dissent, says Education Minister Dipu Moni. Do you also think so?

  • Yes - 28%

     
  • No - 72%

     

Total number of votes: 29

Will movie import curbs ease?

Mar 14, 2019 8:56 AM

The owners’ association has demanded a relaxed movie import policy to bring back viewers to the cinema halls. Do you support it?

  • Yes - 60%

     
  • No - 40%

     

Total number of votes: 30

Not enough pay?

Mar 13, 2019 8:59 AM

A schoolteacher from Mymensingh, who runs a private coaching centre defying the government, says the salary he gets is not sufficient to sustain his family. Are you satisfied with his argument?

  • Yes - 64%

     
  • No - 36%

     

Total number of votes: 70

Is DUCSU election stolen?

Mar 12, 2019 8:51 AM

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said election robbery staged in the Dec 30 parliamentary polls has been repeated in the DUCSU vote. Do you also think so?

  • Yes - 68%

     
  • No - 32%

     

Total number of votes: 82

A win-win?

Mar 11, 2019 7:56 AM

Referring to current state of Bangladesh-India relations, new High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das has said such development cooperation is a win-win situation for both the countries. Do you agree with her?

  • Yes - 62%

     
  • No - 38%

     

Total number of votes: 117

Will project delays end?

Mar 10, 2019 8:54 AM

After calling for transparency from government officials, Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim says that delaying projects to raise expenditures will not be tolerated in any way. Do you think his warning will work?

  • Yes - 64%

     
  • No - 36%

     

Total number of votes: 47

Won’t movement be effective?

Mar 9, 2019 9:26 AM

Mohammed Nasim has advised the BNP MPs-elect to join parliament after taking oath of office like Sultan Muhammed Mansur Ahmed has done. The Awami League leader says only press briefings and movement ‘for the sake of movement’ will not ensure Khaleda Zia’s release from jail. Do you also think so?

  • Yes - 74%

     
  • No - 26%

     

Total number of votes: 38

Is Sultan’s oath a charade?

Mar 8, 2019 8:50 AM

BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has called ‘political charade’ Sultan Muhammed Mansur Ahmed MP’s oath in defiance of the Oikya Front alliance’s decision after he won the polls with paddy sheaf symbol. Do you also think so?

  • Yes - 27%

     
  • No - 73%

     

Total number of votes: 108

Can’t Quader be compared to Khaleda?

Mar 7, 2019 8:58 AM

BNP leaders have referred to Obaidul Quader’s treatment in Singapore while demanding proper treatment of their chief Khaleda Zia in jail. But Mahbub-Ul Alam Hanif of the Awami League has brushed aside the comparison between Quader and Khaleda arguing that the latter is a prisoner. Are you satisfied with his argument?

  • Yes - 71%

     
  • No - 29%

     

Total number of votes: 169

Is democracy not limited only to election?

Mar 6, 2019 9:02 AM

Celebrated Indian writer Arundhati Roy has said democracy does not get established only by voting rights being exercised. Do you agree with her?

  • Yes - 79%

     
  • No - 21%

     

Total number of votes: 48

No sting in protests now?

Mar 5, 2019 9:25 AM

Addressing Jatiya Oikya Front leaders, Awami League leader Mohammed Nasim has said agitations are not as effective in Bangladesh now as they were in the past. Do you agree with him?

  • Yes - 89%

     
  • No - 11%

     

Total number of votes: 88

Will political parties be irrelevant?

Mar 4, 2019 8:38 AM

Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon has demanded that significance of election be "restored". He says political parties will lose relevance even in the running of the state if different organs of the state machinery seize control of the country. Do you agree with him?

  • Yes - 50%

     
  • No - 50%

     

Total number of votes: 76

Mental abuse behind suicides?

Mar 3, 2019 9:03 AM

Law Minister Anisul Huq points to mental abuse as a driving factor behind women dying by suicide and other incidents. Do you agree with him?

  • Yes - 79%

     
  • No - 21%

     

Total number of votes: 39

Is any election better than no election?

Mar 2, 2019 9:06 AM

Amid discussions over low turnout in Dhaka city elections, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said some form of election is better than no election. Do you also think so?

  • Yes - 64%

     
  • No - 36%

     

Total number of votes: 116

Are voters still in 'fear'?

Mar 1, 2019 8:24 AM

Voters are yet to get over the fear they felt in the parliamentary elections, Dhaka North independent mayor candidate Abdur Rahim has said, referring to the low turnout. Do you agree with him?

  • Yes - 76%

     
  • No - 24%

     

Total number of votes: 29

Had EC nothing to do?

Feb 28, 2019 7:42 AM

CEC KM Nurul Huda has admitted that the boycott of the Dhaka North mayoral bypolls by the BNP and most other political parties has put the Election Commission at unease. He says the commission had nothing to do with it. Do you also think so?

  • Yes - 29%

     
  • No - 71%

     

Total number of votes: 34

Is India’s action correct?

Feb 27, 2019 8:59 AM

After launching airstrikes inside Pakistan, India has said no response from Islamabad to New Delhi’s repeated calls for action against militants resulted in the operation. Do you think India was right to act?

  • Yes - 50%

     
  • No - 50%

     

Total number of votes: 105

No lapse in airport security?

Feb 26, 2019 8:56 AM

State Minister for Civil Aviation Mahbub Ali says the authorities did not find any faults in the security arrangements at Shahjalal airport after the attempted hijacking of a Biman aircraft. Are you satisfied with his assessment?

  • Yes - 22%

     
  • No - 78%

     

Total number of votes: 41

Is concern over Khaleda’s safety relevant?

Feb 25, 2019 9:47 AM

The BNP has spoken of its concerns over the safety of Khaleda Zia at the old jailhouse on Nazimuddin Road in Dhaka after a deadly fire devastated buildings at nearby Chawkbazar. Do you think its concern is relevant?

  • Yes - 27%

     
  • No - 73%

     

Total number of votes: 99

Not serious enough?

Feb 24, 2019 8:42 AM

Dilip Barua, who was the minister of industries during the Nimtoli fire in 2010, says his successor Amir Hossain Amu did not take the relocation of chemical warehouses from Old Dhaka seriously. Do you agree with him?

  • Yes - 51%

     
  • No - 49%

     

Total number of votes: 101

Is CNG cylinder ban the solution?

Feb 23, 2019 8:41 AM

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said use of CNG cylinders in vehicles should be banned taking into account the accidents caused by explosions of these cylinders. Do you agree?

  • Yes - 74%

     
  • No - 26%

     

Total number of votes: 107

Will the authorities act?

Feb 22, 2019 9:20 AM

The risky Old Dhaka chemical warehouses have not yet been relocated around a decade after the Nimtali fire killed over 100 people. Now, as a fire has left at least 67 people dead at Chawkbazar, Minister Obaidul Quader says it has served as another wake-up call. Do you think the authorities will act this time?

  • Yes - 51%

     
  • No - 49%

     

Total number of votes: 47

Will young leaders bring BNP success?

Feb 21, 2019 8:59 AM

Senior BNP leader Moudud Ahmed has suggested bringing young leaders to the fore in order to help the party ride over the crisis it is in now. Do you think it will change the BNP’s fortune?

  • Yes - 42%

     
  • No - 58%

     

Total number of votes: 76

Are the media independent?

Feb 20, 2019 9:05 AM

The media in Bangladesh enjoy more freedom than in many other countries, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has claimed. Do you agree with him?

  • Yes - 65%

     
  • No - 35%

     

Total number of votes: 132

Isn’t possible with Shajahan?

Feb 19, 2019 8:47 AM

Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam has questioned the Shajahan Khan heading a committee to bring back order to roads, expressing his doubts about the success of the initiative. Are you as sceptical as him?

  • Yes - 82%

     
  • No - 18%

     

Total number of votes: 50

More businessmen in politics?

Feb 18, 2019 8:30 AM

Businessmen can fully engage in serving society once they join politics, said FBCCI President Shafiul Islam Mohiudin. Do you agree?

  • Yes - 85%

     
  • No - 15%

     

Total number of votes: 245

Subservient foreign policy?

Feb 17, 2019 9:32 AM

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi says the government’s ‘subservient’ foreign policy has allowed Myanmar to claim the Saint Martin's Island on its map. Do you agree with him?

  • Yes - 45%

     
  • No - 55%

     

Total number of votes: 60

Is Razzaq being deceptive?

Feb 16, 2019 9:10 AM

Barrister Abdur Razzaq’s resignation from the Jamaat-e-Islami over its anti-independence role in 1971 is a “political deceit”, Tarikat Federation Chairman Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizvandary believes. Do you also think so?

  • Yes - 27%

     
  • No - 73%

     

Total number of votes: 52

Is no-one more ‘influential’ than govt?

Feb 15, 2019 8:33 AM

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has resolved to press on with the drives to free the river banks. He says no-one can be more ‘influential’ than the government is. Do you think the operation will continue unhindered?

  • Yes - 48%

     
  • No - 52%

     

Total number of votes: 21

Should DUCSU polls be deferred?

Feb 14, 2019 9:09 AM

At a news conference during an unhindered presence on the campus after a long time, Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal has demanded DUCSU polls be pushed back to ensure coexistence of all student groups. Do you think it is a reasonable demand?

  • Yes - 35%

     
  • No - 65%

     

Total number of votes: 48

Should Myanmar be asked for damages?

Feb 13, 2019 8:48 AM

A researcher recommends that Bangladesh seek compensation from Myanmar for the socioeconomic and environmental damages caused by the burden of hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas. Do you support his call?

  • Yes - 94%

     
  • No - 6%

     

Total number of votes: 54

Does society lack understanding?

Feb 12, 2019 8:52 AM

Meher Afroze Chumki MP has criticised the order making a pregnant UNO an OSD. She says society is yet to understand how to behave with women when they are pregnant. Do you agree with her?

  • Yes - 85%

     
  • No - 15%

     

Total number of votes: 40

Is rise in income driving healthcare costs?

Feb 11, 2019 9:10 AM

Medical treatment is getting costlier due to the rising income of the people, Planning Minister MA Mannan has said. Do you agree with him?

  • Yes - 28%

     
  • No - 72%

     

Total number of votes: 39

Media bias?

Feb 10, 2019 9:23 AM

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi says the media highlights the troubles in the garment industry but fails to pay enough attention to the rising costs of production and other issues. Do you agree with him?

  • Yes - 57%

     
  • No - 43%

     

Total number of votes: 35

Won’t govt with new faces last?

Feb 9, 2019 9:32 AM

The formation of the incumbent government by dropping most members of the previous cabinet is 'not normal', Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain has remarked. The BNP leader says the ‘abnormal’ government formed through ‘abnormal’ elections will not last long. Do you also think so?

  • Yes - 19%

     
  • No - 81%

     

Total number of votes: 52

Is JCD’s demand logical?

Feb 8, 2019 8:50 AM

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal has demanded deferral of DUCSU polls by three months during which time the authorities must create an atmosphere that will allow all the student organisations to stay and conduct activities on the campus and in halls. Do you think it is a reasonable demand?

  • Yes - 47%

     
  • No - 53%

     

Total number of votes: 32