Four members of Council of Advisers of President-cum-Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed resigned protesting that there was "no situation" that "warranted an army deployment" of the Army ahead of the general election.
Ahmed addressed the nation he would adhere to democratic and constitutional process and insisted that the deployment was necessary to protect public life and property. The Awami League-led 14-party combine rejected the President's justification.
Analysts say that the advisors' resignation might push the country to another crisis and diplomats in Dhaka say that the development would create uncertainty in the present political situation. These events also cast a deep shadow on the credibility of the upcoming elections.