Sunday, May 7th, 2006


People voted our current government to power with unprecedented parliamentary maority. People’s verdict was loud and clear. They wanted to get rid of a political leader called Sheikh Hasina.

Now lets see how this popularly elected goverment did.

Ideally, if you are a cautious analyst, you would expect, at the end of four and half years, at least least half of the electoral plaedges are fulfilled or half way fulfilled. And they have strong excuse to show for the unfulfilled pledges.

But what is the reality on the ground?

The truth is that , BNP goverment has failed miserably in each and every sector of governence.

1. Finance Minister has failed to keep the accounting healthy. Inflation rate is record high. One $ is 72 taka. Banks have no cash. No major change/developement has been made in public and private banking sectors. To help the newly rich handle the black money a lot of new 3r and 4th generation private banks have mushroomed.
2. Commerce sector is an utter failure. Rule number one in governing Bangladesh is that you have to keep the prices of essential food item, like rice, onion, dal etc stable. This government even failed horribly in this basic tenat of governing.
3. Foreign ministry was in hibernation all these years. There have been shameful failure in each step. OIC slapped up, WTO kicked us, Bangladesh has been successfully presented by India as a islamist militant country in front of the rest of the world.
4. Law ministry couldn’t seperate the judiciary. Moudud Shahib kept on twisting the words.
5. Roads transport sector didn’t see anything but corruption. No new highway, no new bridge was conceived.
6. TNT sector didn’t see any developement but price hikes and new tarriffs and taxes.
7. TV remained the servent to the rulers. And now all ruling BNP leaders came up with their own TV channels.
8. Health sector is in shambles.
9. Law enforcement agnecies failed, indulged in crimes and gave up on their job. Domestic law enforcement was reassigned to RAB, an offshoot of defence forces. A junior newbee state minister ran this ministry while 3 dozens of senior leadership enjoyed ministerial perks without really doing any good job.
10 Electricity, power, water supply have hit all time low. Goverment failed to ensure basic civil amenities.

……Many many more. You name it and I can tell that goverment is dead failure in that sector too.

Corruption, nepotism, violence reached it’s peak in history of Bangladesh. Morality, honesty, integrity is in it’s lowest point in Bangladesh.

This government has no moral, legal or logical right to continue governing Bangladesh after the next elections.

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If an empty lot of land in Banani, Dhaka represents Bangladesh, then this lakeside land required a park, a place for people to breath some fresh air, and see some greenery.

Rather what the rulers did with this land symbolizing Bangladesh? They divided this Bangladesh into 100 pieces and distributed it among themselves almost for free. In fact, of the 100 pieces Bangladesh, or 100 plots of 5 katha lands, BNP inisters, MPs, leaders and their relatives got 94 plots. Of the rest six, two went to Jamaat leaders, one to a JP leader, one to an AL MP and two plots were kept for two friendly judges.

No protocol, rule or procedure was followed in this distribution. Rulers simply sat together and decided to take Bangladesh, divide and add these grabbed pieces Bangladesh to their already fabulous personal wealth.

While stealin the land, they also broke another law as they grabbed part of Banani lake. i.e. They simply did a “pukur Churi”. The law they broke, the water body protection act was, in fact, established by this same government. So law does not apply when rulers themselves are involved.

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Shame on our greedy dishonest politicians.