All of the outbound international flights from Bangladesh to various destinations are booked from December 30 up to January 5. Although some are seeing this as a usual trend when lots of affluent people prefer celebrating the New Year eve and the 31st parties abroad, the names appeared in the list of the passengers in fact give a different signal. It clearly proves some of the ruling party men and those who had earned controversies during the past ten years are keeping the option of fleeing the country if the election result goes in favour of the opposition candidates.
Sources in the airlines companies on condition of anonymity told this newspaper that most of those “VIPs” who had booked flights had specifically advised of keeping the matter out of the “knowledge of the media.”
It said, “It is not any holiday rush, rather it is like a fleeing rush.”
Meanwhile, a source close to the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) said, although until now it seems that the government has fool-proof arrangement of turning the election result in their favour, the reality will become clear only on the voting day.
According to BNP sources, people will silently vote in favour of the opposition candidates only if there is no obstruction for them in going to the polling centers.
Election Commission’s decision on the 25 candidates from the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh clearly has made the Oikya Front and BNP delighted.