Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Tuesday feared that the losers in the next national elections may get wiped out because of the prevailing political reality in the country.
“The political leaders of the country are responsible for such a political reality,” he said.
Speaking at a views-exchange meeting of Dhaka south city unit Jatiya Party and its chairman’s Banani office, GM Quader said the governments change and new governments are formed peacefully in different countries of the world.
“If someone in the government resigns, it is fulfilled through peaceful voting. But the reality is different in our country,” he observed.
The Jatiya Party chief said the election is like a war in Bangladesh, where those who lose have to be annihilated. “The liberation war was not waged for such a Bangladesh. Heroic martyrs did not sacrifice their lives for this Bangladesh.”
He alleged that the ownership of the country has been snatched from the people. “The real ownership of the country belongs to people and their elected representatives will run the country based on public opinion.”
GM Quader, also the deputy opposition leader in parliament, bemoaned that the common people have once again become like the subjects of the colonial period losing their ownership of the country.
Stating that the reality of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is very similar, he said Sri Lanka had not gone bankrupt even after ten years of civil war. “But Sri Lanka has now become bankrupt through undertaking economically unviable and unplanned mega projects and repaying foreign debt with interest by its imprudent and unaccountable government.”
GM Quader said there are some similarities between the current situation in Bangladesh and that of Sri Lanka.
He said there are allegations that mega projects cost too much in Bangladesh due to alleged plundering. “As a result, it may become impossible to repay the loan with the income of those projects.”
Referring to experts’ views, the Jatiya Party chief said the economic situation of the country may turn dire when it will have to pay the foreign debts with interests.