Thursday, 28 October, 2021
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People are the source of power

People are the source of power

In a democracy, people are the only source of power. And, democracy is defined as the government of the people, by the people and for the people. So, the citizens of a country hold the ultimate power to change a government in a peaceful manner. It is people's collective voice that dictates government decisions. Electorates grant political power to their leaders through elections. Election is the only constitutional way to assume a political party to the highest office of the country. There is no scope of debate over the issue. In Bangladesh the next general election is slated to be held in 2023. It is still two years away. But, in the meantime, the country's two major political parties-the Awami League and the BNP-have started lashing each other much before the arrival of the election season.

Within a country, there are people and groups having different points of views. It is the essence of democracy. And, tolerance enhances democracy. So, dissent opinions must have to be tolerated. As for instance, some political analysts are of the view that the Awami League should come to power once again as it is the need of the hour. We shall pass no comments over the analysts' views, because it is the people who will decide to whom they will bring back to power in the upcoming election. However, it is an undeniable fact that it is the regime of Awami League that the country went through massive development. Presently, the country's development story is being praised all over the world.

The incumbent Awami League government under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina has been implementing a series of mega projects in the country to deliver the economic and social benefits for millions of people. It is expected that the projects would transform the country’s communications, transportation, ports and energy scenario by 2030. So, continuity of development activities is essential for the country's prosperity. However, the electorates will decide to whom they will give their mandate to guide the nation.