Alarm bell against polluted politics

16 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

We congratulate our strong leader for the unprecedented decision of relieving two leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of the Awami League (AL). It is a huge shock for the BCL and a lesson in future code of conduct to the ruling AL. But it heralds the beginning of a new era in the domestic politics of Bangladesh by creating a benchmark for political leadership in the country, renewing hope for the promised good governance, where corruption, bribery, extortion, tender manipulation cannot be part of the new order of things under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina. 

BCL President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani have been relieved of their posts in the wake of various allegations of resorting to controversial activities like extortion, taking drugs at AL central office and including controversial students in the BCL central committee depriving the dedicated ones.

In view of various allegations, Sheikh Hasina, the chief patron of the BCL, made the decision in order to uphold “the confidence and belief of the people on the Awami League.” Also as the sagacious premier said, “Bangladesh has earned special recognition in the international arena due to its achievements in the last one decade. Now, an interest in Bangladesh has been raised among all.” Therefore, all eyes are on the country as it is progressing at a fast pace. Ruling party men are asked to remain alert so that the confidence of the people on the party does not wane.

The responsibility of AL is greater than before as “it is the lone party, which outlines plans for the country’s development.” “Being a responsible political party, the Awami League has been working relentlessly to change the fate of the countrymen,” she added. Also as the premier plans to turn Bangladesh into a developed one by 2041, it is necessary to clear the country of the clutter of persistent corruption. Where better to start the cleaning drive than from within the ruling party’s student wing? Hope that the new BCL Acting President Al Nahian Khan Joy and General Secretary Lekhak Bhattyacharya will uphold the dignity of their position.