Posts Tagged ‘ Bangladesh Politics ’

The curious case of the caretaker

July 3, 2011
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The system of a supposedly neutral caretaker administration before elections is not only absurd but also contradictory to the spirit of democracy. Bangladesh had to go through this system following rigged bye-election of Magura under the 1991 BNP rule. That’s when the Awami League came up with the idea of a caretaker government. The Bangladesh…

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Speech of Khaleda Zia : The road to bitterness

March 30, 2010
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Speech of Khaleda Zia : The road to bitterness

BNP Chairperson and leader of the opposition Mrs Khaleda Zia, widow of slain President General Ziaur Rahman, addressed a rally at Laldighi maidan on 29th March 2010. This is her first public appearance, after Mahajote Government’s assumption of power, on 39th anniversary of the glorious independence of our country on 26th march, a day which…

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Politics in Bangladesh: Where absurdity is reality

September 29, 2008
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This article has been published in Feed Back column of the daily New Age on September 28, 2008, conveniently tailoring the theme, totally disfiguring writer’s view, in conformity with the editorial message of the same issue. I do believe that in the present partisan terrain of our politics, proposition of meeting of our two main…

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