USA House of Representatives Declared BNP-Jamaat Destructive Force
BNP and its ally Jamaat are also identified in the United States House of Representatives as destructive doers. On November 20, 2018, in the 2nd session of the 115th Congress of the United States House of Representatives, according to reference 1156, he expressed concern over the threat posed to democracy and the democratic process by religious groups operating in Bangladesh, “it noted that in the last elections, Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Jamaat-e-Islami, and Islami Chhatrashibir targeted religious minorities, resulting in the destruction of 495 Hindu houses, 585 shops attacked or looted and 169 temples vandalized between November 2013 and January 2014”.
Tareque Rahman: A newborn Bin-Laden
Indian renowned journalist Sukhranjan Dasgupta wrote an article, he mentioned, “Tarique Rahman, who is known as the ‘prince of corruption in Bangladesh’, has close links with underworld mafia don Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI. He is also in contact with the US intelligence agency CIA. He also said objectionable things about the creation of Bangladesh state to CIA officials. “Bangladesh should not have been created.
Tarique, the eldest son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and military dictator Ziaur Rahman, is well known for his involvement with terrorist groups. He was directly involved in the grenade attack on August 21, 2004. In this horrific and unprecedented attack, an attempt was made to kill the then-opposition leader and current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. From which he narrowly escaped. In the same year, Tarique was also involved in the smuggling of 10 trucks of arms in Chittagong. Tarique Rahman has been living in London for 15 years. From 2001 to 2006, when his mother was the prime minister of the country, unprecedented irregularities, corruption, and terrorist activities were carried out”.
The fact-checking is clear that under his remote control switch, the BNP and Jamaat are trying to bring back the same range of atrocities country-wide to destroy the ways of democracy as well as the country’s development growth height and, that’s why they denounce the dialogue invitation of the Election Commission to sit and discuss to develop a level playing field to hold a free and fair election in coming days.
How BNP Killed the Caretaker Government Provision
Their demand is for the caretaker government, an unconstitutional provision. Reaching at this point, let me shed light on this area. The first caretaker government of Bangladesh was formed on an ad hoc basis in 1990. When the caretaker government was formed in 1996, the provisions of the constitution emphasized the need to find a neutral person acceptable to all parties to preside over the caretaker government. In 2001, the Awami League followed the letter and spirit of the Constitution. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ensured a peaceful transfer of power to a former chief justice as per the provisions of the Constitution. This was the first peaceful transfer of power in Bangladesh, in which no changes were made to the constitution.
In 2004, the BNP deliberately changed the constitution and increased the retirement age of Supreme Court judges from 65 years to 67 years. Former BNP general secretary KM Hasan, who sat as a Supreme Court judge, will head the next caretaker government. It created a political stir as KM Hasan was not a neutral person. Neutrality was the fundamental principle of the supervisory system. Interference with the neutrality of the caretaker system was widely considered part of the BNP’s plan to rig the general elections. BNP has a clear history of rigging the election, including rigging in the by-elections in the last term. After State President Iazuddin Ahmed’s failure, a state of emergency was imposed across the country in 2007. A strict caretaker government ruled the country for two years from 2007 to 2008. The emergency was used as a weapon to target politicians, journalists, and the business community. Human rights abuses, arbitrary detentions, and suspension of constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights led to a two-year caretaker government. It failed to prevent the return of the Awami League, which won the 2008 election by a huge margin. The caretaker system was abolished in 2011 after the Awami League lost credibility in its eyes.