AL should carefully handle stock market and Destiny employees
Prof. Dr. Mijanur Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Jagannath University: The national election is coming. The Awami League has a lot of challenges facing the upcoming elections. The biggest challenge is organizing it.
When a political party stays in power for a considerable duration, it experiences organizational lethargy. People seeking power congregate everywhere, including those hoping for nominations. Unfortunately, the party cannot give nominations to everyone.
Therefore dealing with the resulting protests will be a big task for the Awami League as an organization. The people have benefited a lot under the rule of Awami League, thanks to our country’s development. Agriculture, industry, nutrition, health, education and business – our country has experienced developed in almost every sector. And it is only the people who are the beneficiaries. Our per capita income has increased, mortality rate has increased, healthcare service has improved and food production has expanded. The Awami League has to tell these success stories to the people. No doubt, these topics will become the talk of the town right before the polls, but the most important thing is to stand beside the people who have been hurt during the AL’s reign, to help them in any way. Because, after all is said and done, people recall support and assistance more than they remember abuse.
A lot of people did business with Destiny Group, in which a large group of people were harmed financially. Lakhs of people were also negatively affected by the stock market crash. These people are all dissatisfied with and resented by the government. Therefore, the government will have to look into all these people that claim to have been neglected. Besides, a lot of hardworking government employees have been undervalued. People coming from other parties or rising affluent people have been getting more priority. If the Awami League government is successful in handling these situations carefully, the elections will not be a big problem.
Based on an interview by Ashiq Rahman, translated by Abrar Hussain