Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bhut er Mukhe Raam Naam!

Of late, Khaleda Zia observed that upcoming local polls had been planned to place chosen people in offices.

If we take into account the pattern of attempts military rulers like Ayub Khan and Ershad exploited to establish their rule in the past, as was pointed out in many articles, Khaleda Zia has aptly expressed her suspicion. Notwithstanding, this statement from her sounds like the Bangla phrase, "bhut er mukhe raam naam"! Needless to say, it's the BNP-led 4-party alliance that planned to stage a farcical election in January 2007, paying little attention to create a conducive and credible atmosphere for a free and fair election, ignoring the participation of another main opposition party Awami League and in order to ensure their victory they left no stone unturned to place their own chosen people at all levels of the administration during their last regime, keeping in mind the fiasco of 1996.

True words from crooked to the core politicians, however, sounds irritating!

[ An abridged version of this post was published as a quick comment under the title 'Khaleda's claim' in The New Age on June 30, 2008, as a letter under the title 'Who is saying this?' in The Daily Star on July 03, 2008 ]