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The political situation in Bangladesh has degenerated so much that our major political parties are now only interested in capturing power, and they leave no stone unturned, including the use of the power of money, muscle and incumbency, to do so. 
 

Revisit to the Six Points, which the East Pakistan Awami League formally adopted on March 18, 1966

 
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” (George Orwell). This is exactly what BNP, the party founded by General Zia, whom his party so far claimed to be the ‘Swadinator Ghoshak’ (Declarer of Independence) is trying to do under Tarique Rahman, his son and the senior Vice-Chairman of BNP.   
 

Distortion is when Bangladesh is called a 'moderate Muslim state' ignoring the history of Bengali secularism.

 
Global markets have made textile trade a great success. Post Rana and Tazreen we have bemoaned the loss to the industry and feared the impact on Bangladesh's export earnings. What amends have we made to the dead, on whose labour we have thrived, or to their families?
 
That the BNP-led alliance fared better than the ruling AL-led alliance in the first phase of the upazila polls was not entirely unexpected. But what has surprised many is the 12 chairman's posts bagged by the Jamaat-e-Islami.
 

BNP chief Khaleda Zia, in a press conference on October 21 last year, unveiled a formula for forming a polls time administration by picking 10 advisers from the 1996 and 2001 caretaker governments. The formula was prima facie attractive. But when its flaw was exposed, it lost its appeal.  

 

While the situation is complex, one thing is clear - improving safety in the Bangladesh garment industry cannot be done unilaterally.

 

In Bangladesh, religious extremism has become the talk of the country because of the consecutive misdeeds led by some extremists groups in our country. Specially after 2001, it has become an acute problem and raised the tension among all sorts of people. Sometimes they are organizing chaos from underground and sometimes directly with the association of some political parties.

 

BNP must clarify if Jamaati votes are more important to it than the public animosity of its ties with Jamaat-e-Islami. 

 


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