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Opposition protest loses bite
Publish Date : 2014-01-08,  Publish Time : 12:14,  View Count : 1
Nizam Ahmed
Violence  seemed to have abated on Monday, but the tension of the people has increased as the opposition threatened to continue violent agitation instead of negotiation with the government.
Meanwhile, the government, after being successful in conducting the 10th general elections, also expressed its determination on Monday to quell all sort of violence including  those perpetrated by opposition activists.
However, supporters of the ruling Awami League (AL) looked satisfied as the government could conduct the polls despite  militant attacks on a number of polling stations across the country on Sunday.
Despite killing of 18 people including an EC official and a member of law enforcing agency, the opposition failed to stop the polls.
This ability of the administration has improved the image of the government to the people and it has definitely  cowed down the moral of the militant opposition activists, according to political observers.
"If the Awami League can form the government, the entire opposition will be weakened gradually," a political scientist, told The Daily Observer.
At least five people were killed yesterday when supporters of rival candidates clashed in Dohar in Munshiganj district.
Meanwhile, two more activists  who sustained injuries during  clashes on Sunday in
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