I am sure millions before me have written regarding the present caretaker government and I am also aware that many more will write about it after me. However, the unique circumstances under which this current administration took oath, makes this administration special as it is. If I may recall, the Honourable Chief Advisor had promised reforms, reforms which not only he but the whole of Bangladesh believed would help the country move on.
As I look at the report card for the government, I'm disheartened by the efforts put in by the current administration. The efforts to bring about credibility in the Election Commission, Anti-Corruption Commission, Public Service Commission, separating the judiciary from the executive and the arrest of corrupt people are commendable, but the government has failed to meet the people's expectation in a number of other areas.
The prices of essentials continue to increase and although it must be observed that prices in the international market have also increased, the government should have made some special efforts to contain the prices. Power shortage has also eroded away the popularity of the present government.
Therefore, like many fellow citizens, I would like to urge the government to hold elections and hand over power to a democratically elected government as early as possible.