Eligible to Vote
With the elections around the corner many young voters are buckling up to exercise their franchise for the first time. But are they responsible enough to rally around the candidates who would make a difference in the political scenario that is deeply divided along the lines of the Awami League (AL) and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)? As new voters, they have the ability to make their voices heard by bringing their choices at the forefront. But, young as they are, how motivated are they to rescue the nation from the continuous tug of war between the two major political parties? To find out whether they really have enough enthusiasm and steam to try and make a difference at the ballot, there is no alternative but to stand vi-a-vis the new voters.
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