Tag: Khaleda Zia

B’desh: Mir Quasem And His Failed Mission

By Malladi Rama Rao Finally, as the long arm of law is catching up with the largest fundamentalist party of Bangladesh, it is tempting to say, Well, Hubris falls. For forty years, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) managed to survive with impunity, acted as the power centre behind the thrown and even shared power for a long while as a key player in the BNP led coalition. Why JeI was not hauled up either during the first ANP led government or the military mandated ‘independent’ care-taker regime is a question that demands an answer but the unfolding developments in Dhaka have made

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Khaleda’s chargesheet against Hasina

By M RAMA RAO New Delhi (Syndicate Features): Bangladesh is again warming up for a bitter war of words between the two begums who have been dominating the political scene for over a decade. Significantly their political fortunes also keep alternating every four-five years. Now it is the turn of Sheikh Hasina to head the coalition government in Dhaka. Her party won a massive mandate at the head of a Grand Alliance of parties opposed to Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). Though her party was routed in the elections held in December 2008, Khaleda had won her seat but

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Politics behind garment workers agitation in Bangladesh

Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia sees the unrest in ready garment sector as a sabotage of Bangladesh economy by a foreign country, a euphemism for India.But government views the trouble as the handiwork of ‘foreigners’ who are on a tourist visa and are involved with trade unions and NGOs. as the part of a plan to destabilise the Hasina government Workers of Ready Garment Factories in Dhaka are on a war path from July 29 for pay hike; they have rejected the pay revision offered. The workers have taken to the streets, blocked roads,

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