India in Bangladesh Election December 16, 2013Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
Tags: ELECTION, India
How deeply India feels concern about Bangladesh Election is reflected by the recent visit of Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh to Bangladesh at the height of pre-election tempo in the country. She met PM Sk. Hasina, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia , Jatiya Party President HM Ershad and others.
She wished that maximum parties would participate in the coming general election. She avoided to mention the inclusion of main opposition party BNP in the election. She insisted HM Ershad to participate in the election and said otherwise fundamentalism would rise in Bangladesh.
Indian High Commissioner Pankaj Saran a few days earlier appreciated the election effort of the Government saying that it will strengthen the process of democracy in Bangladesh.
Analyst expressed their concern over the one-eyed approach of India towards Bangladesh election. Opposition leader Khaleda Zia also asked India to respect the emotion of people of Bangladesh.
India should understand that a strong anti-Indian sentiment is prevailing in the country because of brutal actions of BSF along the border and blunt support of India to the present ruling party.
India should understand that she should keep its policy open and keep a good relation with Bangladesh as a country that people of Bangladesh want and shouldn’t support a particular party on the question of election. As a strong democratic country it should nourish democracy in other countries also.
US Ambassador in Bangladesh Dan Mozana flied to New Delhi a month back to talk election issue and then went to Washington to appraise his findings to the foreign office. Washington declared that USA has no difference with India on the future of Bangladesh. Recently it is surfaced that India pressures US about Bangladesh.
It seems that big powers are interested to dictate the future of Bangladesh but they are ignoring the power of common people in their calculation.
An ordinary citizen
Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid recently said that US should stand close to Indian policy on Bangladesh. Barrister Mainul Hossain, an ex-Adviser to the Caretaker Government in Tritiya Matra of Channel Eye termed it as an unwanted dictation from India and said that let Bangladesh determine its own fate.