The people of Bangladesh are experiencing a stressful time ahead of the general election as regular harsh protests and road-blockades are created by the BNP-Jammat-led hardcore Islamist forces. The opposition leaders are demanding a caretaker government in the normal democratic process of Bangladesh, although the provision is unconstitutional and not even followed by most of the democratic world. Realizing that this election period method of the caretaker government is unpopular, they are still making roads unsafe for the general people, while at the same time denying the massive development works done by the present government. On the other hand, the government has ensured a very free and fair electoral process in which voters’ rights will be applied in an appropriate manner. Amidst this, with the concocted multiple allegations, the BNP leaders are provoking the US administration along with the Western development partners to bring the Awami League (AL) government under pressure to draw results on their side in unethical ways. Such an invitation to foreign friends to craft an abominable conspiracy to topple the democratically elected AL government is a treacherous act against the sovereignty of Bangladesh.
The Bangladeshi people are peace-loving and they are also very fond of the development initiatives led by AL; thus, they decline the sick ways of BNP activities. By every means, Bangladesh is on the right track of economic progress for the last one and half decades under the highly patriotic leadership of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
We hope that a positive diplomatic calculation by the administrations of the US and the Western countries on our Prime Minister’s caring role in keeping Bangladesh democratic as well as generating successful social safety nets for the people will show solid respect to her.
Simultaneously it is noteworthy to mention that in Bangladesh’s economic faculty, we need full cooperation from the development partners, and also to inflate a set of pragmatic thoughts to get strong bondage with BRICS. Indeed, Bangladesh’s membership in BRICS is certainly a promising development as it would enhance the country’s relations with these nations which can provide access to funds from the BRICS’s New Development Bank and create opportunities for increased foreign investment and bilateral trade.MUJTOBA AHMED MURSHED