Distant warning signal for Bangladesh
Even after four decades, the political leaders are not leaning their lessons. They think that they were invincible, and above the law, and public opinion. The political unrest in North African and Middle East countries, are signs of change, which might affect political cultures all over the world, including Bangladesh.
The dynasty rule culture in Bangladesh has to go. It has failed to generate national consensus. It is like living in the past, chanting and relying on past names. The current leaders get no credit, and it is not inspiring for the young generation. A developing nation has to look into the future, and to prepare the foundation based on present realities in this global village of toady. The public awareness factor even in the rural areas has increased tremendously in this digital age due to the immense popularity of mobile telephone.
Our politics today is mainly controlled by the two parties. This cannot last forever. Another important point is the geographical location of Bangladesh, which is sandwiched between India on the West and the East, and the high Himalayas on the North, and the Bay of Bengal in the South.
Therefore the neighbourly relations have to be pragmatic. There are landlocked smaller countries around Bangladesh, with the latter providing quick and cheaper port outlets. The transit facilities cannot be ignored.
Ours is a fertile land with lots of human resources; but the efficiency of the political governance is stalled at the lowest ebb. Why cannot we produce better leadership?