Jukta Front an advance king’s party, waiting to trouble the water
Dr. Mijanur Rahman,Vice Chancellor, Jagannath University :
Jukta Front is an advance king’s party and is waiting for fishing into troubled water. Many of the party leaders expressed concern over not joining the polls race, but why? This is because they want to sabotage the general election. They are searching those interested in grabbing the state power in a troubled situation.
Despite trying floating a party, they have already formed a party and waiting for an accident to occur, so they can come into the state power. These people are highly frustrated just because of being out of power for ages. They aim to taste the state power by any means.
During the 2007-08 period, the Fakhruddin-Moin Uddin Ahmed led government was in power in the pretext of caretaker government. Then they also tried to form a party by Ferdous Ahmed Qoreshi and Dr Muhammad Yunus, nut in vain. These organisations used to be called king’s party. I reckon Mahmudur Rahman Manna and the like-minded leaders are also waiting for such a party to be formed. They are waiting for bad times in this case. However, I term those platforms advanced king’s party and Jukta Front is one of those.
It has to be kept in mind that this 2018, not 2007. The world has changed a lot and the election is likely in December, when all parties will participate. Those, who will get mandate through a participatory election, will run the state, and there may be no exception in this case.
Jukta Front is also holding talks with the BNP-Jamaat clique. Even if they form a coalition to run the state winning the polls, Jukta Front may not do so. It is needed to see how further the platform’s unity proceeds since it is a small party. I don’t believe that BNP winning the election will allow Jukta Front to assume the office even for two years.
Awami League is at one side of Bangladesh’s politics while almost all the rest parties are against it. Jukta Front is also an anti-Awami League party and will get closer to like-minded forces.
Based on an interview by Ashiq Rahman, translated by Sayeed Muhammad