Reject Rajakars, black money holders in polls: CPB
Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) yesterday urged the people to reject collaborators (Rajakars), autocrats, terrorists and black money holders in the December 29 parliamentary election.
The party also demanded trial of the war criminals.
In a televised election speech in the evening, CPB President Manjurul Ahsan Khan sought vote for the 37 candidates of his party and the left-leaning candidates in those constituencies where there is no candidate from the CPB.
"The leftists can play a balancing role in saving the country and the people from political criminalisation and vandalism," the CPB president said, adding that the communist party wants to bring about a revolutionary change in the country.
He said there will be no fundamental change for the people if they are confined to the "two-party political cycle", as the collaborators, autocrats and looters, and who compromise with the imperialist powers, will never be able to change the fate of the people.
"The vote will be wasted if it goes to a looter and terrorist. The vote will be productive if it goes to a good candidate from a good political party," Khan said.
He dwelt on the party's election pledges, including bringing down the prices of essentials through rationing and mass distribution, attaining self-sufficiency in food, employment generation, industrialisation and re-commissioning of closed factories, increasing investment in the productive sectors of both private and public sectors, and flourishing human resources through making massive progress in the education, health and social sectors.
To make it all happen, he said, the free-market economy of looters' capitalism pressed by imperialism and the World Bank has to be avoided while the country has to be taken forward with the spirit of the Liberation War for the interest of the industrious and general people.
"A left-democratic alternative has to be established through mass movement against three enemies -- imperialism, looters' capitalism and communal militant groups -- for a fundamental change in the fate of the people," said the CPB president in his speech.