Our country has come a long way since 1970s. So did corruption too. In those days of 70s, the opus of corruption was bank robbery or stealing of Blanket (Don’t know how many blankets you need to steal to become rich). Now a day we talk about corruption in a different scale. Those bank robberies etc are children’s game compared to the numbers being flashed around now a days to quantify the amount of money misappropriated by people involved in governing the country.

Who say we didn’t develop as a nation?

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While moving away from unsubstantiated political mudslinging in corruption allegations, we have to find a way for objective exposure of corruption. Black money trail is one such path.
Black money whitening was permitted until June 2006. A small portion of the stolen money has definitely been whitened during this time. May be the big fishes didn’t care but the smaller fishes did go and whiten the money.

It will be very easy to identify from treasury log book exactly who whitened how much money. Then those who whitened the money can be investigated for the source of the income. It was initially estimated that more than a thousand crore taka would be whitened.

Question, should we do it i.e. should we try to identify and investigate those who whitened money? Will our political parties support the move? And more importantly will it help track down the ultimate criminals in our society?

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Like black money, another black staff was abundant in Bangladesh over the last five years. This is the black goat, the famous Black Bengal Goat. BNP government may tell us about the tide of development, I can’t support all their claims, yet I can attest that the past governments has really brought about a Chhagol (Goat) Biplob (revolution).
I am not joking. If you go to villages of north, north east, southwest and south east Bangladesh, one site will definitely catch your eye. Hundreds of thousands of black Bengal goats roaming around the fields and roads.

Khaleda Zia actively promoted the Black Bengal breeding at Mymenshing Agri University, farming in villages with better breeds. Wherever she went over the last five years she donated chhagol to village women.


( Bnaglapedia Photo)

These black Bengal goats are very resilient livestock. They rarely gets sick. Village women and children can rear them with absolutely no additional cost. These goats start to procreate even before they are one year old and procreate 5 to 6 goat calves at least 2-3 times a year !

And don’t forget Khashir Mangsho and Chhagoler dudh.

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And sad part is that with unprecedented 2/3rd majority and solid public support, this is all the 4 party government could achieve along with endless utter failures and corruption.

We must thank 4 party government for at least giving us a new identity as the country of Black Bengal goats. Yes, from now on, the country of Royal Bengal Tiger is the country of black Bengal goats.

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