The Servant of the People
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina said that the government is not working as a ruler of the country but as the servant of the people. She said that politics has no value unless it can improve the plight of people in the rural areas. She was speaking at the signing of an agreement at her office when she also mentioned that it took 38 years for Bangladesh GDP to reach USD100 billion but this year that amount will hit USD200 billion. Hasina said such a success has made Bangladesh more respectable before the world and she asked the secretaries present at the signing to complete all works within the deadlines.
Land of Brutal Killings
BNP’s standing committee member lieutenant general (retd.) Mahbubur Rahman complained that Bangladesh has been turned into a land of brutal killings. He was addressing a meeting organized by Jatiyatabadi Sangskritik Dal when he further complained that rapists are sparing nobody from children to aged women, and murder, robbery, and child persecution have become daily affairs in the country. He said this crisis is a crisis of democracy, which has been created since the election of January 5, 2014. Rahman added that the election has been the worst blow so far to the spirit of Liberation War.
Police to Turn against Awami League Soon
Jatiya Party (BJP) chairman barrister Andalib Rahman Partha commented that when the government excessively depends on one particular entity then that entity loses its sense of proportion. That is why when the government tries to control Chhatra League police behave in an unruly manner. He said it is because the police think the government is dependent on them and they can do whatever they like. Partha added that a repercussion is bound to happen and given the growing distance between police and the people, the Awami Leaguers are soon going to become their targets. He argued that a time will come when people are going to confront the police and the Awami Leaguers are also going to be amongst the people.
“Sheikh Hasina Shall Win Nobel Prize”
Former vice chancellor of Jahangirnagar University Dr. Anwar Hossein said during a discussion meeting of Bangabandhu Parishad that prime minister Sheikh Hasina will win the Nobel Prize for creating a peaceful atmosphere not only in Bangladesh but also in rest of the world. He said while people of Islamic counties are raveged by wars and they are going to Europe as refugees, Bangladesh is making progress under the able leadership of the prime minister. He said there is no problem in the country and it is the failure if the Nobel Committee that she has not yet won the prize.
Selfies with Beautiful Girls
Jatiya Party chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad has said that it feels good when he takes selfies with beautiful girls. He also mentioned that girls like to have selfies with him wherever he goes. Ershad made these comments during an interview with a private television channel. He also said that he enjoys clicking selfies with girls, especially with those who are beautiful and he does it most of the time when he attends weddings.
Awami Leaguers are Behaving Like Militants
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, who was visiting London, referred to prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s interview with the British daily The Guardian and said that the expatriates living in the UK are not militants and there are no militants in Bangladesh either. Rather, she added, the Awami Leaguers are behaiving like militants. She was talking to the president and secretary of BNP in UK when she also said that Bangladesh is now being ruled by an illegitimate government which is a reincarnation of BAKSAL. Khaleda Zia also complained that hundreds of her party workers have been slammed with false cases and the inciidnece of disappearance has gone up recently.
India is a Monster
Founder of Gonosasthya Kendra Dr. Zafarullah Chowdhury insisted that Bangladesh should maintain its strong ties with China because the monster that India is in the guise of a friendly country will try to exert more influence. Chowdhury said that we have reapaid the debt owed to India for its assistance during the Liberation War and India should not deny it. He was speaking at National Press Club on the 39th death anniversary of Mao Zedong organized by Followers of Bhasani Parishad. He further said that democracy was the main pillar of independence which has been banished from the country.
Dhaka City is Now an ICU Patient
Annisul Haque, mayor of Dhaka City Corporation North, compared Dhaka City in its current condition with a patient kept in the intensive care unit of a hospital. He said its mayor is the doctor who has never studied medicine. He said that the patient has to be saved, and resented that while the patient is dying everybody is busy doing research which is not right. The mayor made his remarks at a roundtable conference on how to ease the traffic congestion in the city and stressed that it has to be saved on an urgent basis reducing the problem by 40 percent to 50 percent. He also added that everybody wants hawkers to be evicted from the footpaths but that is not so easy because these people have paid for their speaces and are backed by powerful hands.
Ten Achievements against One Misdeed
Roads and bridges minister Obaidul Kader told the police administration in his constituency that they should not spare the criminals no matter who they are and even if they have blood relations with him. He said a large number of helpless people do not get any support from the police and asked the police to stop harassing these people. The minister further said that ten achievements of the government are undermined by one misdeed and people harbor their grievances in their hearts. He urged his party workers to mingle with the common people, love them and treat them well. Kader made his comments while opening the 478.171-meter bridge over the Little Feni River.
Go Ahead and Shoot
While firing at a demonstration in Kalihati of Tangail has created a great deal of controversy in the country, deputy inspector general of Dhaka Police Range, S.M. Mahfuzul Haque Nuruzzaman, has asked his force members to go ahead and shoot without hesitation. He was addressing the members of police force in Faridpur when he said, “Remember, you must do whatever is needed to resist those who are out there to destroy life and property of the people.” Then he added, “If need be shoot them straight and I shall take all the responsibilities for that.”