A friend sends me the following email,

Today, Daily Star’s headline was how BNP MPs are drawing their monthly allowances even though they are not attending the Parliament. Prothom Alo led about “BNP’s military roots.” It opened with military officials having secret meetings with politicians at Khaleda Zia’s home, even though if you read the rest of the article, it quickly becomes clear that there’s nothing really newsworthy in the report.
So, here’s my theory about the Equation of Infamy (real and imagined). On one side of the equation is the horrible mess that AL is creating right now. To balance that, on the other wise, we will have media reports about grenade attacks, money laundering, BNP’s military roots, Ziaur Rahman’s dark sunglass, covert meetings with Daud Ibrahim, flight to Saudi Arabia with hundred suitcases, the horrors of the Fifth Amendment, and so on.

I have found absolute truth in the email. In addition I have one other trait of media treatment of Hasina Government II. If one looks at media reports very carefully, this is clearly visible that in every report in mainstream media on the rampant hooliganism by the ruling party activists, there is at least a feeble attempt to distance the PM.  Such example can be given on each major reporting on hooliganism, but if one focus on the latest one in Pabna, it will become clear. While the district administration was crying helplessly at the face of unleashing of terror by Pabna district AL leadership, the media were seen assuring the nation all was happening because the PM was out of the country  and once she listens to all these, everything will be fixed. Similarly, when one of PM’s closest and senior-most adviser declares (and a ministers seconds) that all new recruitment in government health sector jobs will only be taken from ruling party members, all criticisms were directed at the evil advisers harming the image of PM’s who can not resort to this sort low level thuggery.
However in both the cases it was the PM who herself puncture the inflated balloon of image the media created for her. While every reasonable people in the country, even some Awami League leaders like Obaidul Kader, Mahmudur Rahman Manna could not but criticize the Pabna incidence or Mudassar Ali statement, PM just came public supporting what Mudassar said ( কমিউনিটি হেলথ ক্লিনিকে দলীয় লোক নিয়োগ দেওয়া সম্পর্কে স্বাস্থ্য উপদেষ্টার এর আগে দেওয়া বক্তব্যকে তিনি সমর্থন জানান। তিনি বলেন, গত বিএনপি সরকার লুটপাট করে ১৮ হাজার হেলথ ক্লিনিকের প্রকল্প ধ্বংস করে দিয়েছিল। যাঁরা প্রকল্প ধ্বংস করেছে, তাঁদের হাতে কাজ দেওয়া নিরাপদ নয়। আওয়ামী লীগের লোকজনকে যোগ্যতার ভিত্তিতেই নিয়োগ দেওয়া হবে বলে তিনি উল্লেখ করেন। Source: Prothom Alo)  and came down hard on government officials who are the victims of ruling party activists onslaught (পাবনায় জেলা প্রশাসনে তৃতীয় শ্রেণীর কর্মচারী নিয়োগ পরীক্ষার দুটি কেন্দ্রে হামলা, ভাঙচুর এবং প্রশাসনের কর্মকর্তা ও পরীক্ষার্থীদের লাঞ্ছিত করার ঘটনা সম্পর্কে প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা বলেছেন, এক হাতে তো তালি বাজে না। ঘটনার তদন্ত চলছে। যাঁরা দায়ী তাঁদের বিরুদ্ধে ব্যবস্থা নেওয়া হবে। Source: Prothom Alo).
We see a tendency to blame  Chhatra league/ Jubo League for all mayhem. The fact is that lesson for political hooliganism comes from the top leadership. When top level decisions try to evict the opposition leader out of her house, when the PM and her cousins play jokes with the dead-body of the founder of the opposition party, when PM and her advisers openly politicize all government institutes including the Supreme court, the state Bank, the public university leadership, the police administration, the diplomatic missions— what one can expect from the lowly rural party cadres? Advising Chhatra league/ Jubo league to get better won’t be of use unless PM office itself corrects itself. Our PM herself made it clear that she is the prime minister for her party members, not for those who are not Awami League activists. Similarly her party activists took it for granted, anything of government, i. e. government job, government land, government work/ tender are ruling party property.
By punishing the local government officials who are victims of ruling party inflicted hooliganism, the prime Minister just reiterated her ten years old  ‘ একটার বদলে দশটা লাশ ‘ call to her party comrades. Ironically PM Hasina punished the government officials for crying out of helplessness  in front of ruling party hooliganism on the same week the same government enacted a whistle-blower act.  If crying out of helplessness costs half a dozen officils their jobs, what a whistle-blower will get in return of her/ his acts to expose injustices/ wrongdoings in the government.
One editor once said, প্রধানমন্ত্রী ছাত্রলীগকে সামলান.  I guess a more appropriate call from the citizens would be to God, আল্লা আমাদের প্রধানমন্ত্রী ও তার উপদেষ্টাদের সামলান.