The government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is facing a deep-rooted conspiracy being hatched by a vested quarter at home and abroad to destabilise the country and thwart the country’s ongoing development.
Analysts say at a time when Sheikh Hasina is making huge progress in uprooting corruption from the society and trying to establish leadership of capable and honest people, the quarter is desperate to put the government in trouble.Cashing in on the protests over the death of Buet student Abrar Fahad, the vested quarter is instigating university students create unrest on campuses.
Opposition parties, particularly Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies are trying to fish in troubled water over the situation, analysts observed.
They claim that Jatiya Oikya Front’s recent proposal for forging national government is a part of that conspiracy. On behalf of the Oikya Front, Reza Kibria placed a three-point proposal, including resignation of the prime minister and formation of a national government.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader recently said, “Conspiracies were hatched to oust Sheikh Hasina.”
Realising the sinister move by the vested quarter, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina already said there is no chance of repeat 1/11-like situation.
“We are taking strong measures against corruption to prevent recurrence of 1/11-like situation,” she said while addressing a programme in New York recently.The government recently launched a drive against corruption and illegal activities to bring back the people’s confidence in the ruling Awami League.
Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina may face several tough challenges in fulfilling the expectations of the people, who have voted her to power for the third consecutive term, political analysts have said.
People expect that her government will ensure good governance and go by its electoral pledge against corruption to make the country a peaceful abode.
The analysts also say that the Awami League government should work in line with the electoral pledges so that people’s expectations are reflected through its work.
Some bigwigs must be brought to book for their alleged involvement in corruption, nepotism and misdeeds as these evil acts tarnish the image of the party and the government as well, they opined.
The past two consecutive terms of Sheikh Hasina-led government has been considered as one of the most successful ones after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s cabinet.
International community highly acclaimed her two-term regimes for advancing the country’s economic growth despite a global recession.
“The Awami League’s zero-tolerance policy against corruption should not be confined to words. The government must bring the culprits, irrespective of party affiliation, to book,” said a senior journalist.
Awami League insiders say the party president must outline measures realising the sentiment of the people.
Keeping people’s desire in mind, Sheikh Hasina formed the present cabinet dropping many controversial leaders, they say.
While unveiling the electoral manifesto for December 30 national polls, Awami League chief vowed to take zero-tolerance policy against corruption if her party is voted to power.
“Stern actions will be taken to root out corruption,” she said, pledging for ensuring good governance, peace and country’s prosperity.
“If we are voted to power, we will drive out violence, militancy, drug abuse and communalism from the country and strengthen democracy and ensure rule of law,” she said in her electoral pledges.
Amid successes in various sectors, the Awami League-led grand alliance contested the December 30 polls and won a landslide victory over the BNP-dominated Jatiya Oikya Front.