BANGLADESH SHOWS THE GUTS OF IGNORING UNCLE SAM & CRONIES
Abdul Matin Pathan
After many decades since independence in 1971, the mighty and patriotic government of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has shown the praise-worthy guts of ignoring the undue and unholy interference of United State and it’s cronies in the West, including Britain and rightly joined voice with the Islamic Republic of Iran in condemning the Gaza Massacre by Israel, while Sheikh Hasina had also very correctly said that, Bangladesh does not need to follow the theory of democracy of Abraham Lincoln. When the World Bank played undue trickery with funding of Padma Bridge – a billion dollar project in Bangladesh by bringing ridiculous corruption allegations, it was Sheikh Hasina who with profound boldness finally decided to implement the project with domestic funding. It really was a huge slap on the face of WB.
Prime Minister Hasina came to power through a landslide victory in December 2008 general election. On successful completion of her 5-year term, she renewed her tenure up to 2019 through another election held on January 5th 2014. United States, Britain and some of the Western nations unduly termed this election as flawed stating only 5 percent voters participated in it while 154 members of the parliament out of 300 had been elected uncontested and the main opposition party named BNP boycotted the election.
The Western nations tried to put pressure on Sheikh Hasina for holding a fresh election participated by all the political parties, as soon as possible. But, powerful nations like India, Russia, China, Japan, North Korea, Iran, Cuba and lately Britain extended fullest support to the 5th January election and stood in favor of the new type of democratic system introduced by Sheikh Hasina. It may be mentioned here that, the main opposition in the current parliament in Bangladesh is also part of the government with five of its leaders holding various important portfolios in the cabinet. For the sale of prosperity of Bangladesh, such pattern of a parliament of single entity without any opposition is very important.
Possibly Sheikh Hasina is following the praiseworthy example of China, which believes in people’s autocracy, that means an autocracy committed to the people and dedicated to prosperity of the nation. Even countries like India and Japan and lately Britain stood in favor of this new pattern of democracy, which is people’s autocracy, surely realizing the fact that the so-called theory of democracy of Abraham Lincoln had already failed miserably in serving the interest of the people. Sheikh Hasina also accepted the ideologies and leadership principles of North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un of ignoring the undue dictations of Uncle Sam and it’s cronies and run the country with their own models, which is aimed at attaining prosperity of the nation and improving the lives of the masses. North Korea currently under the magnanimous leadership of Kim Jong Un, is making huge progresses, while it has been courageously ignoring all undue interferences of the West, particularly America. Two of the vital members of the Sheikh Hasina government – Rashed Khan Menon and information minister Hasanul Huq Inu are long-time friends and allies of Pyongyang, who surely can contribute a lot in copying the model of Kim Il Sung in developing a political system in Bangladesh, which would never bow down to Uncle Sam or the West.
Under the new context, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina needs to deepen her relations and cooperation with China, Russia, Iran, North Korea and all other anti Western nations in the world. A new alliance of the anti West nations can be effectively built with the powerful initiative of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. For the sale of peace and prosperity of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina should remain in power at least for next couple of decades until the new pattern of democracy introduced by her is finally proved to be totally successful. At the same time, mad criticism of the government by the print and electronic media must be brought under strict regulations. Next two decades must be marked for progress and prosperity of Bangladesh and Sheikh Hasina must not bother much about democracy of Western pattern or what Uncle Sam and its cronies say.
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