Modi’s Role in Implementing Democracy in Bangladesh
Adviser to BNP chairperson, Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, has argued that it is always said that BNP is anti-India, which is not actually true. He said the people of Bangladesh resented that the Congress government had backed the ruling party in Bangladesh to hold disgraceful elections on January 5, 2014. He further said that India being the largest democratic country in the world, it will play a significant role to preserve democracy in Bangladesh. He said people of Bangladesh will turn against Narendra Modi’s government if that does not happen, but they will not go against the people of India because they are our friends.
Ignore Bangladesh to End Up in Buriganga
Sport journalist from West Bengal, Gautam Bhattacharya, said in his reaction, “The Indian team initially thought it would come to Bangladesh and then play, win and go back. Now everybody is saying that the Indian team has paid the price for its complacency and it has been rightly so.” He said one has to praise Bangladesh for dominating and winning the two matches against India and the best Bangladesh team has defeated the best Indian team. Bhattacharya also said that the Bangladesh team has truly mastered the ODI game and anybody who will ignore this team will be thrown into Buriganga like the India team.
Beat Me with Shoes If You Can
The loudspeaker was blaring out the slogan “Let us beat Ivy with shoes on her two cheeks” in front of the Mayor Bhaban in Narayanganj. And that was when mayor Selina Hayat Ivy suddenly appeared in front of the loudspeaker and dared the demonstrators saying, “Here I am in front of you and beat me with shoes if you have the guts.” While everybody was taken by surprise, Ivy confronted Jubo League president of Fatullah Thana, Mir Sohel Ali, and another Jubo League leader Jan-e-Alam Biplob. She asked, “What are you doing here?” They replied, “You have called us dogs and you have done corruption and we are here to protest.” The protesters continued to shout slogans against Ivy, while she posed for photographs with a smiling face and standing behind a banner that had a slogan against her written on it.
160 Million Bangalis Handcuffed by BGP
Independent lawmaker Haji Selim has resented that the Border Guard of Police (BGP) of Myanmar virtually handcuffed 160 million Bangalis when they handcuffed naek Abdur Razzaque of BGB. Selim made this comment during an unscheduled discussion in the parliament. He said Razzaque was not only not returned but was detained without holding any diplomatic interface or flag meeting. He complained that a picture of Razzaque was uploaded in BGP facebook that showed him bleeding from his nose and another showed BGP men standing behind him. He wanted to know why BGB could not bring him back to the country yet and questioned whether BGB was not strong enough to do it.
Tie Them with Electric Poles
Jatiya Party lawmaker from Narayanganj-5 constituency, Selim Osman, has asked people to tie misbehaving boys and girls with the electric poles. He was exchanging views at the Police Superintendent’s office in Narayanganj when he also said that those kids should be fed and clad at the poles. Osman suggested that they should be made to spend the Eid while tied with the poles. He said it is the people who have to do it because police will be criticized if they go for such an action.
BNP to Lose Everything
Relief and disaster management minister Mofzzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya has stated that no matter how much BNP and Jamaat are going to conspire against the government, there will be no parliamentary election in the country before 2019 and it has to happen under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina. Maya said BNP will lose everything if it refrains from participating in that election. The minister also warned there will even be no sign of its existence and that is what people of this country expect. Maya made his remarks at an extended meeting held at the central office of Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue.
Khaleda Zia’s Days are Over
In his response to BNP chairperson Khaldea Zia’s claim that BNP’s days are not over yet, food minister Qamrul Islam said even if her party’s days are not over Khaleda Zia’s days are surely over. The minister also added that BNP is on life support like a terminal patient in hospital. Islam was speaking at National Press Club when he claimed that it was the media that was keeping BNP alive. He further said that many of the BNP leaders are trying to contact his party because they no longer wish to be associated with BNP.
Even that Was Not the Best Game
In the post-match press briefing Bangladesh cricket team captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza explained that just because they won the match did not mean they played a perfect game. He claimed that the team was rather perfect when they played against Pakistan, but that could not be repeated in the two ODIs against India. Mashrafe stated that those were not their best performances, but emphasized that the Bangladeshi players are no longer nervous when they bat or bowl which is the most important thing.
ACC Has Failed in Its Duty
BNP spokesperson Dr. Asaduzzaman Ripon mentioned in a written statement sent to the media that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has failed in its duty to eradicate corruption. He also wrote that ACC has failed to objectively deal with corruption outside the influence of the ruling class. Even though cases are filed against the ruling party leaders it is nothing but eyewash because those cases are hardly followed up and most of them are given the clean chit and then taken off the hook. Ripon also added that it was not desirable by any means that the ruling party people should get clean chit and the opposition people should get charge sheet from the same government body.
Even Bangladesh Media Ridicules Me
After losing the ODI series to Bangladesh, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni told several Indian media believed that he alone was responsible for whatever happened in Indian cricket because everything happened because of him. Dhoni said even the Bangladesh media was ridiculing him and he was ready to quit if that should help and if that is deemed right by the Indian Cricket Board. When asked how long more he was wanted to be at the helm of the Indian team, he said he is enjoying cricket and would not mind to quit the captaincy to play as an ordinary player.