The opposition party, Bangladesh Nationalist Party or BNP has decided to observe 7th March as the Jail Day as on this day, Tareque Rahman, now senior vice-chairman of BNP, was taken into custody by caretaker government for corruption and abuse of power. Zealously BNP also termed it as “Black Night” on their posters. These extolling actions of the senior BNP leaders merely give us some ideas about the lack of personality in them – the spinelessness of the Bangladeshi partisan politicians. Most of the politicians in Bangladesh lack a respectable character; they basically try to go in the raptures with all their might to remain in good terms with the family members of the ruling and opposition party leaders. Basically, it appears that many of the party activities are spent trying to entertain the families of the ruling and opposition party leaders who have virtually turned the democracy into a bi-family tradition-democracy.
A senior BNP leader has remarked, Tareque is a diamond, and its brightness could not be shadowed. EmazUddin Ahmed praised Tareque Rahman, and wrote and published a book on Tareque, and Khaleda Zia, chairperson of BNP and also Tareque’s mother. BNP lacks a healthy balanced political culture but this is way off the road, 7th March is a significant day in the history of Bangladesh, and the idea that any political party out of political hatred and rivalry could observe this monumentally important day in the history of Bangladesh as the Jail Day is unbelievably outlandish. Any political party which does not respect the history of struggle for freedom of Bangladesh has no right to claim itself as peoples’ representative. These tendencies are abominable and nauseating.
While in the jail custody, once Tarek Rahman slipped on the wet bathroom floor. After hearing this news, Chatrodol, student wing of BNP and other partisans ran havoc on the streets of Shahbagh and from this outrage and chaos, a life was claimed. Those who lead this heinous disorder, amongst them, were the student leaders of DU, who have enough political capability and credentials to lead BNP in future if our traditional family oriented political hierarchy can be somehow bypassed. Such is the picture of the future leadership!
Our respected intellectuals have sold their souls. They are not intellectual any more, rather they convey the political dogmas of the two main political parties and act as active partisans, raise their voices and polish their visions according to the political propagandas of those political parties they are affiliated with morally or ideologically. This deference has gave them earthly possessions but in that same process they have lost their public acceptance. The intellectuals who are backing the new coinage of 7th March as the ‘Jail Day’ are actually the examples of the celebration of pathetic personality whose vow is to get promotions and plots of land.
Tareque Rahman lacks political visions and he is immoral and unethical. I personally don’t think he is capable of leading Bangladesh; his only plus point is he is the son of Ziaur Rahman, former president of Bangladesh, and Khaleda Zia, former primer of Bangladesh. But he has inherited all the bad qualities of his parents and lacks the good ones. He is not brave, almost always he failed to lead by example but like all cowards, he is shrewd. The way a gutless and dastardly person is corrupt and hypocritical, Tareque is also a person of the similar kind of besmirched political ambitions. His political aims contain horrifying vilification and malevolence and after polluting the politics and political culture colossally, at his own hands, BNP will dwindle away.