jump to navigation

ICT Verdict against Salauddin Quader Chowdhury Upsets BNP October 4, 2013

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
Tags: ,
add a comment

SQ Chy-1International Crime Tribunal declared capital punishment to Salauddin Quader Chowdhury  on its verdict on 1st October 2013. BNP earlier decided to show no reaction to the verdict. They declared no program initially. But when the verdict is announced, young Turks of BNP staged sporadic violence in the capital and the port city by burning vehicles and organizing small demonstrations. The following day local BNP Unit of Chittagong, the hometown of SQ Chowdhury observed hartal from dawn to dusk. AL ministers and leaders expressed their satisfaction over the verdict. (more…)

General Election in No Consensus September 5, 2013

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
Tags: , ,
add a comment

Prime Minister Sk Hasina has set the final outline for the next general election. It is said that the present government will continue through the election period under the premiership of Sk. Hasina. The cabinet will continue to function but  will not make any policy decision. The parliament also will not be dissolved but will not hold any session. The last of the election is said to be 24 January 2013.

BNP straightway rejected the arrangement and said that it will create in no way level playing field for all the parties which is a prerequisite for a free and fair election.

Link:  the news

An opinion : Mahfuz Anam, Daily Star

An observation : Prothom Alo

Looking into the debacle of AL in city corporations elections July 12, 2013

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment

AL debacle -1AL, the party in power has lost to BNP in large margin, the main opposition in all 5 elections of city corporations in last weeks. Gazipur is the last of the city corporations that include Rajshahi, Sylhet, Khunla and Barisal. The result is an unexpected debacle for the government party, that is even beyond the expectations of the most neutral observer, the experts in opposition and most pessimists in the government party. Ordinary people surprised them all. (more…)

Bangladesh at a Crossroads March 21, 2013

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, ELECTION, POLITICS.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment

bangladesh-6BNP, the largest opposition took a hard stand against the government and stood by Jamaat to call hartal on the streets. Jamaat-e-Islami is fighting for the cancellation of the war crime tribunal and release of their leaders. BNP is trying to press the government to agree for a caretaker government for holding a neutral general election which is due to be held by the end of this year. But the government is also non-compromising in its stand. They are hard on the the war crime trial and also determined to declare verdicts on half a dozen cases before election. Government is also not in mood to accept CTG as an interim way to hold the general election for transition of power. (more…)

Arrest of 33 opposition leaders-Government is in hard line May 21, 2012

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, JUDICIARY.
Tags: ,
2 comments

33 opposition leaders Prime Minister’s office and hurling bomb into the secretariat. The leaders first went into hiding to avoid arrest but later entered into High Court premises to appeal for bail, they had to dodge the security cordon surrounding the high court, the story gave rise to funny stories. The heavy police presence was challenged by the Bar Council Association and the lawyers warned of starting agitation against the presence. The petition was moved but the judges were given divided opinion and the case was sent to the Chief Judge who refer the case to a third judge who ordered the accused to surrender to the lower court and asked the police not to arrest them in the meantime. The accused reported to the lower court with their lawyers and pleaded for the bail but the judge refused the appeal.

Many observers speculate that the sending of so many opposition leaders to the jail is an unexpected incident. This will increase the conflict between the two camps and deteriorate the political situation.

An ordinary citizen

Opposition is squeezed May 1, 2012

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, POLITICS.
Tags: ,
add a comment

2 days hartal of opposition has ended today. Opposition has also staged 3 days hartal in last week on the issue of disappearance of Ilyas Ali. The hartal was observed in a loose way. The opposition leaders and activists were not much vigilant on the streets.Police were rather more alert and pro-government activists were active on the streets. But in sporadic attack opposition activists destroy or burnt vehicles and blast cocktails.

Cases were filed against most of the BNP central leaders. Their General Secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam went into hiding and their Joint General secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi was arrested after coming out of party office declaring the next program. Barrister Moudud has tried to get permission of a special bench in off hour by convincing the Chief Justice to get the bail of party leaders but failed.
The government has taken hard line and the opposition is squeezed.

Common people wonder- will the calm prevail.

An ordinary citizen

Disappearance of an opposition leader heats up politics in Bangladesh April 26, 2012

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, POLITICS.
Tags: , ,
1 comment so far

Ilyas Ali, an ex MP and a Central Organizing Secretary of BNP, the main opposition party has disappeared in the midnight a few days back.The sudden missing of a leader heats up the politics in Bangladesh. The opposition blames the government agencies for the disappearance. On the other hand, the PM accuses the opposition for creating the drama. The family appeals to the PM to return the man. The State Minister assures that they will find out by any means. The government agencies make their all out effort in searching him out. But so far no trace of Ilius could be made out.

BNP and its political partners took the opportunity to call hartal in protest of the disappearance. Government has tried to dispel the logic of the opposition. Its forces tried to push the opposition activists out of the roads. Opposition took the excuse of use of excess of forces by the government to extend the strike for more 2 days.

Opposition claims the hartal a success. Government expresses people didn’t support the hartal and it will take strong measures to prevent any disruption in public life. Law agencies said that hartal interrupts their search for the disappeared. Businessmen expressed their frustration over the hartal and asked the opposition to find the alternatives.
People and citizens are feeling uncertain over the progress of the situation.
Begum Khaleda Zia, Ex PM and Chairperson of BNP declared in a press conference that if Government fails to bring back Ilyas by 28th of this month, they will go into more tougher action.

Common people can’t predict when the conflict would end and how they will survive the period.

[Acknowledgement=Cartoon from Daily Sun ]

An ordinary citizen

‘Arab Spring’ in Bangladesh March 20, 2012

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment

On 12th March opposition wanted to make a showdown of its political force in Dhaka. Government made all out efforts to make the show looks meager. Government thought that the opposition would use the gathering to make a law and order situation in the capital.
A good number of opposition activists from far and near able to gather in the New Paltan area of the capital designated for the gathering overcoming the obstacles. There was a possibility that the people might continue to sit in the capital to press their demand and to compel the government to resign. But ultimately nothing happened like that.
But an aura of ‘Arab Spring’ was felt by the supporters of the opposition, that may encourage them to repeat the adventure in the future.Government should remain alert.

Search for new election commissioners December 25, 2011

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH.
Tags: , , , ,
1 comment so far

The term of present 3 election commissioners including the chief elction commissioner will be over in February,2012.This commissioners were appointed during the early months of the last Caretaker Government.
The present government has proposed a dialogue with the president and the political parties to choose the next election commissioners. The response of main oppostion party BNP is not yet specific. They welcome the dialougue but they didn’t commit straight whether they will participate in the dialogue. Some opposition members are also afraid that the dialogue may be a eye-wash and the ultimate selection will be dictated by the government and will be determined to serve the interest of the party in power.
BNP also emphasied that the priority of doalogue should be on the form of government rather than the name of the election commissioners.
Anwer Hussain Munju, a faction of JP said that the diagoue is a farce and is a drama and would be useless.
Pro-government paties are showing interets and will sit in the dialogue soon.
The present Chief Election Commissioner when asked about the initiative of the government said that it is good but may not be fruitful because of the difference of opinion among the political parties. He added that they proposed for a search committee for the purpose but the government didn’t pay heed to the proposal.
Transparency International Bangladesh also suggested a search committee to choose the election commissioners and the members of the search committee should include the present CEC and an ex-CEC.

We hope that Governement will take the measures to make the Election Commission neutral and effective.

People will lose confidence on Government if they are failed to do so.

An ordinary citizen

Assessing the governance & set your mind for the next election November 8, 2011

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, POLITICS.
Tags: , ,
add a comment

Nest election will be held in the end of 2013 or the beginning of 2014. The present government started the jouney about 3 years back. AL won the election with flying colours with majority of seats at its possession.
Sk. Hasina became the Prime Minister for the second time. The government tries to fulfil the Promises they have made in their election manifesto. People watched the different activities of the government over these years . Answer the following questions and others that are in your mind and set your mind

1) Does the government remain true to their commitment cited in the manifesto ?
2) Could the government control the price of essentials?
3) Is the government sincere in trying the war criminals?
4) Didn’t the Government do splendid job in hanging the killers of Bangabanbhu Sk. Mujibur Rahman ?
5) the freedom of press maintained during the period and the introduction of broadcasting policy is out of good intention on the part of the government?
6) Do you think that the judiciary is inependent and appointments of judges is appropriate?
7) Do you think that the abolition of caretaker government system is correct and the Election Commission is capable of holding general election fairly and independently?
8) Do you think that the goverrnment did their best to develop and maintain roil, roads and highways and the desperation of people for this sector has no rational basis?
9) Do you think that the goverment has done it’s best to maintain and develop required energy need of the country and you are satisfied with the supply of gas, electricity and petrol to the people.
10) Do u agree that education sector is well maintined and state of education is improved in our institutions and universities significantly during this period?
11) Do you believe that this government is corruotion free as it claims ?
12) Do you belive that BNP is better alternative in the next election or a 3rd force should come up?
13) Do you think that it will be better for the people to judge the candidate individually and not to judge on the party basis?
14) Do you believe that bureaucracy has been politicalised to the maximum in the tenure of this government ?

An ordinary citizen

Narayanganj election: who wins? November 4, 2011

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, ELECTION, People.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment

After many dramas and much tension , Nayanganj election is over. The drama started with the first day when 2 very potential candidates filed nomination from the same party. This was possible as the city corporation election is non-party basis and party’s endorsement is not necessary for filing the nomination. Next, both the candidates vied for the support of the party high ups. As both candidates belongs to the government party , they were called by the Prime Minister. What was discussed or told in person were not disclosed outside but both the candidtaes claimed the blessings of the Prime Minister. Whille the public were uncertain, 3 orgamising secretaries of the ruling party appeared in the campaign scene to declare their support in favour of one Showkat Osman. Election Commission warned party organisers not politicise the non- party election. In the capital, the party spokesman declared that the party has no relation with the declared stand of the organising secretaries and it was only their personal opinion. 2 days later the same man declaed ignoring the warning of the EC that AL stands in favour of Sowkat Osman. EC looked weak to the polical stand of the ruling party. In the face of open party stand, Ivy , the other candidate announced , ‘People is on her side’. Campaign continued.

Controversy also raised about the use of Electronic Voting Machine. EC declared to use EVM in 9 voting centers or one third of the total centers. Tairmur, BNP supported candidate protested against the EVM.Taimur even said to confine EMV to two centres so that it had no major influence on the result. Ivy initially supported, then casted her doubt on the method fearing that govt may use it to rig the vote. Osman had no objection to the system. EC remain fixed to their original plan on EVM. Ivy’s posters were found to be missing. Ivy complained that Osman people are behind this unlawful act. When the emotion was on the peak and voting day was only 2 days away, EC failed to deploy the army as they promised. People became suspicious , candidates became confused and EC becaame frustrated. CEC even accused the government of violating the constitution. Yet CEC hoped that fair election could be held without the presence of Army if people participated in the voting in large number.

On the night before voting, all of a suuden Taimur announced his wihdrwal from the race on the plea that the election would not be fair without the presence of Army and government was certain to rig the election. He dealared in tearful eyes and on the direction of his highest leadership. With the disappearace of Taimur from the scene , all eyes now focused on Osman and Ivy. Ivy declared, ‘People are my Army’. She urged all the 15 lac peopel (voter no 4 lac) to come to the voting centres on the day of election.
Elecion held peacefully, no untoward events occured. Though there was no Army, Police and Rab were present in large numbers and turn out of voters was 70 %. Both the candidates raised some irregularities. Voting ended and counts began. Not only the people of Narayanganj but people from all over the country glued to the TV channels to follow the results. With the pouing of results, people found that Ivy won by huge margin.
Is it win of Ivy alone ?
It is the win of the people and win of people’s power.

An ordinary citizen

Nayanganj Election: A tough test for the government October 30, 2011

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, ELECTION, POLITICS.
Tags: , , , ,
add a comment

Narayanganj City Corporation election is going to be held on 30 October 2011. 6 candidats are competing for the post of city mayor. 3 competitors are in strong race. One of then is supported by the ruling party, the second one claiming to have the blessing the common people and the 3rd one is supported by the opposition.

The election is important from many direction for the government.

The government is obliged to arrange an electon that should be fair and neutral, well managed and free from any sort of interference. As the government is abolishing the caretaker government system and put it’s weight on the strong election commission, it should support the EC in every way to a fair election.

During the campaign, the rules of election was violated by different candidates, the EC warned the candidates but couldn’t take any major decision.

There were always allegation of muscle power, black money, intimidation of voters, communal threat and one candidate also predicts attacks by islamic terrorists.

EC declared to provide Army during election before 48 hours from the beginning. But Government rejects the proposal just before the elction creating great confusion among the voters and the countrymen.The candidates also didn’t take it easily. CEC said government has violated the constitution by not providing the Army.

This election also see the introduction of electronic voting. Objection was raised by candidates on its use in the elction where one third of the voting will be held by the machine. The proportion is enough to manipulate the result in one’s way if the program is altered Or manipulated.

The Narayanganj City Corporation election is a test for government of it,s commitment and sincerity to hold a credible elction.

An ordinary citizen

Follow up :
30.10.2011 9-00 am
Candidate supported by main opposition BNP also declared his withdrawal from the race at fag hours in protest against the government attempt to influence the election by not deploying the Army.

31.10.2011 12-30 am

Election result: Ivy is heading for victory. V for Ivy

Caretaker Government:180 degree turn of parliamentary subcommittee June 4, 2011

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, GOVERNANCE, POLITICS.
Tags: , , , ,
add a comment

Parliamentary subcommittee co-chaired by Advocate Suranjit Sen Gupta was seriously discussing, apparently it was looking like that, the issue of the caretaker government -its form, tenure and who should head the CG etc. They started with a big bag in the media- invited the opposition leader, selective BNP law makers, PM, government lawmakers and the constitutional experts.
After days of dilemma none from the opposition participated in the dialogue. But tle leading jurists of the country including Barrister Rafiqul Hoque, Barrister Aminul Islam, Barrister Jahir put theiir suggestions to the subcommittee. All of them except Barrister Jahir have expressed their opinion in favour of continuing the caretaker government considering the political complexity of Bangladesh where no election under any government other than the caretaker would be acceptable by the people.

The vocal co-chairman of the committee asserted many a times that the caretaker government should be continued and they will proposed for it’s continuity with some modifications.

While the people were waiting to see the modifications in the offing, the committee met with PM in her office in the parliament. She opined that as the CG is declared illegal by the supreme court, there is no scope to keep the CG system in the country.
Just following the meeting, the tone of members of the committee changed. They started to comment against the caretaker government system as if they were ardent opponent of CG from long before. Only the co-chairman maintained the reserve and said that the issue is still open and the final decision will be made in the parliament. But we didn’t heard anything from the chairman of the committee over the past few weeks through out the dialogue.

BNP reacted sharply to the declation of PM and delared hartal on 5th June 2011 and a period political uncertainty starts with this.

An ordinary citizen

Parliamentary sessions and frustrating strategy of BNP May 29, 2011

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, POLITICS.
Tags: ,
add a comment

The budget session for 2011-12 has been started. The session is also important as the issue of the caretaker governmnet will be disucssed in the session for necessary reform.

8NP not yet joined the session and their joing in the session is stll uncertain.

BNP for this or that reason avoided the parliamentary sessions from the very begining. They started by the distribution of seats and then other issues came up, all not to join the parliament. The latest precondition that BNP laid as barrister moudud said is to wihdraw the cases against kahaleda zia. The nature of precondition indicates the bunkrupsy of policy of BNP. 
Though elected by the people as members of parliament, they gave the responsibility a priority. They never give it a serious thoughht that people want them to be in the parliament whatever the difficulty they are facing in and outside the parliament. 


An ordinary citizen

Hartal: wrong approaches December 6, 2010

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, GOVERNANCE, POLITICS.
Tags: ,
2 comments

BNP observed Hartal on 30th November ’10 in protest, as they said, against the price hike, deterioration of law & order situation, torture on the their activists and to save the sovereignty of the country and the freedom of the people but the Government was saying that BNP called the hartal to save Khaleda’s cantonment house (which was given to her family after the assassination of Ziaur Rahman by the then Government wrongly) and to protect her sons from the law (both of whom are accused of corruption).

Whatever the cause, people of Bangladesh were not in a mood to observe the hartal. The hartal will increase their miseries- the economic and personal life will be jeoperdised with this hartal. To create panic few vehicles were torched on the day before the hartal.

On the other hand, to nullify the BNP program, Government took all out action program including publicity against the hartal, forcible disruption of BNP procession, indiscriminate lathi charge on the procession and arrest of the activist before , during and after the hartal.

Our observation is that BNP is using an important weapon of protest prematurely annoying the public and Government also used unnecessary force to counter the program exposing their inner in-confidence on themselves.

An ordinary citizen

Bangladesh: Practice of Democracy within the Parties August 20, 2009

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, POLITICS.
Tags: , ,
add a comment

AL Council Meeting 2009After massive defeat in the General Election of 29th December, 2008 under the supervisionof the caretaker Government, BNP after initial mental shock, started to reorganise their party at different level. Accordingly leaders of BNP toured the country and try to reorganise the party but the ultimate result is not encouraging. The committee that are ultimately formed were not based on the recommendations of the grassroot workers but it was dictated by the top level leader of the party, even it was said that the ultimate decision was sometime what dictated by the Tareq Zia from abroad. Ultimately at different places resentment was expressed by the workers against the committees formed by the central leaders.

On the other hand it is good that AL had convened their National Council on 25th of July 2009, within the time set by the Election Commission. Hundreds of councillors from the different parts of the country represented the party in the central meeting. But one couldn’t be sure whether the councillors were elected by grassroot workers or mere selected by the party top leaders. The meeting unanimouly voted Sk Hasina for the Preident of the party for the next 6 years and Syed Ashraful Islam for the General Secretary of the party for the next 3 years. When it was expected that the central working committee of the party would be formed by the meeting, but the responsibilty was thrusted by the meeting to the President and General Secretary of the Party in the same tradition of the earlier years to pick up the members. The participants of the meeting otherwise enjoyed the meeting.

People waited for days before the Central Committee were formed and people informed of the composition of the central commitee of the party as the newly elected General Secretary reported the committee on behalf of Sk. Hasina, the President of the Party. The Committee comprises of 71 members with 13 members of the presidium, 1 treasurer, 3 joint secretaries, 7 organising secretaries and 20 departmental secreatiries. The most remarkable development is that the socalled pro-reform leaders were left out of the Central Committee.

BNP predicted their inabilty to organise the party council by July and appeal to the Election Commission to extend the time for more six month. The Election Commission later extended the time amid the uncertainity of the state. But the failure on the part of BNP to organise the Council in the scheduled time is obvious.

We hope that the major parties will practice democracy more in their own parties to produce the leadership to fulfil the dreams of themselves and of the people.

An ordinary citizen

BNP should join the parliamentary sessions June 6, 2009

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, ECONOMY, POLITICS.
Tags: , ,
6 comments

Bangladesh ParliamentThe Budget session is started. On the 11th of June the Finance Minister MA Muhith will place the first budget of the new government to the nation. The FM  declared that the budget will be a big one surpassing 1 lakh crore of Taka with big share for ADB, though many experts caution the government against the big budget.

The Budget session may also discuss the some national vital issues like Transit, Timaimukh,BDR Report etc.  

BNP is still not in a decision to join the session on the plea that the government is not allocationg  enough seats in the front row. If BNP take it too sensitively , they will miss the Budget session.

But the ordinary citizens want them to be in the Budget session. For the people it is important that the budget would be  critically screened and the national issues will be discussed in detail for which the presence of opposion is manditory.

If BNP does not attend the sesion, it will be looser more than the government party and people will be deprived from  a lively session.

BNP should avoid the old tactics and try to understand the changed attitudes and aspirations of people where parties will be judged on  the positive contribution of the parties in strengthening the democracy and the country.

People will understand the state of the opposition but at the same time they expect the oppostion to be vibrant in the parliament.

An ordinary citizen

Postscript:

18/10/09
BNP also skipped the session during the Ramazan on the same plea.

BNP is avoiding the present session also despite the repeated plea from the Speaker.

Who would escape a class for days together- not necessary a good student, a bad student would always search excuse to avoid his lessons.

BNP plea has turned into a lame excuse and only exposing its weakness as a party and its lack of commitment in parliamentary practice. Their members of parliament will remain backbenchers not only physically but also in quality of parliamentary debate.

BNP is not only in frustration, it is frustrating the people. The days of negative politics is over. The people will judge you on the degree of positive contribution you made to the country and for the democracy.

Link:
On Politics of BNP- Abdul Quiyum in Prothom Alo(bn)

BDR ‘mutiny’: are the measures justified? March 2, 2009

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, BDR mutiny, GOVERNANCE, POLITICS.
Tags: , ,
7 comments

Mutiny is over.

Questions arise about the measures taken by the government. Resentment is also high in the Army camp. The opposition is criticizing the steps taken by the government in the parliament and in the press.

Khaleda Zia is saying Government made strategic mistake in controlling the mutiny. It should have been militarily negotiated. The timely and right government approach could have saved more lives of the officers and chastity of women.

The Prime Minister,Home Minister and others tried to defend the government steps in the parliament, in official meetings and in the media. They stressed that
political solution saved the lives of hundreds of the uniform personals, their family members and civilians.Any military steps would have plunge the country in deeper crisis. They were sincere in their effort and were ready to take any ultimate step if the political negotiation failed.

The ordinary citizens are caught in the controversies and are in confusion though they hoped for a unified stand from all parties on this national crisis. For the time being, let us have faith on the Prime Minister on whom resides the ultimate decision, has exerted her utmost prudence to come to the best conclusion on the basis of the information she had at that moment.

PM Hasina also declared that she has contacted USA for FBI, UK for scotland Yard and UN for an acceptable investigation of the incident.

The first Inquiry Committee is modified and Home Minister Shahara Khatun is replaced by Anisuzzaman, an ex Secretary.

From Army, it is also disclosed that a Departmental Investigative Committee will be formed to inquire into the incident.

Demands are also there to form a parliamentary committee.

We hope that through these committees truth regarding background and appropriateness of different steps will come out.

An ordinary citizen

Media vs Parliament in Bangladesh February 14, 2009

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, GOVERNANCE, POLITICS.
Tags: , , ,
1 comment so far

Parliament is in session, the first session of the new government. People observed with enthusiasm the inuguaration of the new parliament. They appreciated the gesture of the members of the new parliament on the first day. But as the time passes, the parliament is loosing its lustre.

BNP is not attending the parliament on the plea of seat distribution. Speaker so far couldn’t solve the problem. The Government party is still adament on their argument on distribution of seats.

The ordinary citizen tried to concentrate on the parliamentary session but he is loosing his concentration as the attendence in the parliament is becoming thinner in the treasury bench also and there is virtually no sign of debate or difference of opinion on any issue.

People divert their atttention more to the media- to the news and talk shows of different channels. Here they can see and encounter both the government and the oppostion. The are informed of different developments and their explanation. They can even ask questions directly to the lawmakers in the talk shows.

It is said that media played the role of parliament during the emergency period of the Caretaker Government. Is it continuing it’s role of alternative parliament during this newly elected government?

Media is to convey the news of the parliament as expected. Now, media is producing news of itself of matters which should have been discussed in the parliament.

The government should think the matter seriously and in no way should deem the importance of parliament to the media and to the people.

People had great expectation on this parliament and the opportunity shouldn’t be missed showing unnecessary rigidity on silly matters.

An ordinary citizen

No wrong for AL to be a little more liberal in parliament February 1, 2009

Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, GOVERNANCE, POLITICS.
Tags: , ,
3 comments

The opposition BNP is not attending the parliament from the 2nd day onwards on the plea that AL-led government coalition is not giving them proper seats in the front rows of the left hand side of the speaker. The opposition had also meetings with the speaker,but the speaker expressed his inability to go against the ruling party.

People don’t want to see the parliament go unattended by any party. They will blame the conflicting parties for the failure to make the parliament effective.

If it is the matter of distribution of seats, people would expect more liberal attitude from coalition leaders and people also want to see the speaker to exert his authority to maintain the norms of the parliament and make it participatory.

An ordinary citizen

Post script:
2/2/09
Mijanur Rahman Khan in Prothom Alo made a detail discourse on the distribution of seats in parliament in the international perspective.