|Family versus Elections|
|By Ragibul Reza|
|Wednesday, 06 June 2007|
I read the article The Curious Crusade Against Family Politics. Who asked the CTG [the Caretaker Government] to ban family politics? What does it family politics mean anyway? And if family influence exists in the political parties, who should cry out, the party members or CTG?
I don't think there is good intention behind these good-talking CTG members on doing non-electoral activities more than electoral activities. We hoped that CTG would take care of illegal arms and terror, the grenade attacks of 21 August, and the murder of Finance Minister Kibria, a vital and successful leader. We hoped that judiciary would be truly free and fair. We were waiting to know about the ten trucks of illegal arms that were captured in Chitagong.
But what are we seeing all around? The CTG is establishing a new political platform. How will this help politics in Bangladesh, encouraging people to change parties? One veteran 'political leader' below age 45 had changed parties 25 times. How absurd!