What Lies behind BNP’s Anti-Indian Stance?

That BNP rejects the memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and agreements made with India during the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit to India terming them “against Bangladesh’s interests” is a foregone conclusion. They have expressed concern over the MoUs and agreements that may, to their way of thinking, put the ...

The BNP’s Trojan Horse Politics

Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has sadly got his history wrong. The Trojan Horse of legend was a trick played on the people of Troy by the Greeks at a point where the Greeks, having besieged the Trojans for years and unable to vanquish them, settled on the nasty idea of concealing their soldiers inside a wooden horse, terming it as a gift for the Trojans, an...

‘India-out’ -a futile strategy?

Within the realm of Bangladeshi politics, the utilization of the anti-India tactic has become widely recognized and frequently employed by the BNP and its allies. Originating from past grievances and strategic political considerations, this campaign has been employed to influence public sentiment and strengthen authority. Political instability ...

BNP’s Perilous ‘India-Out’ Gamble: Playing with Fire

Following their failure to resist the 12th Parliamentary election, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Bangladesh has adopted a perilous and irresponsible approach: deliberately fueling anti-Indian sentiment while pretending to engage in political tactics. The BNP frequently relies on anti-Indian rhetoric as a response to political losses,...

Unravelling the Consequence of BNP’s ‘India-Out’ Campaign

In the polarised global landscape, the political landscape of each democratic nation is getting fragmented into many factions while aligning themselves with different international powers. Similar to all nations in the process of advancement, the politics of Bangladesh is greatly influenced by global and regional politics. Regarding the 12th pa...

BNP-Jamaat used Facebook to incite violence, instigate arson

Anti-war crimes campaigners, human rights activists and several journalists who worked with international outlets have pointed out “egregious violations” and “a glaring failure” in maintaining transparency and fairness from Facebook authorities to stop the spread of hate speech. They also described how the political dyna...

Rizvi, Known for Spreading Rumors Against Awami League, Now Accuses Awami League of Rumor-Mongering

"Resignation Amidst Pressure, Shocking News Breaks Just In", "Hasina Fails to Find Last Resort, Shocking News Just In", or "Celebration in Naya Paltan, Street Action Unfolding, Surprises Await" – these are among the recent headlines of videos uploaded daily on a YouTube channel targeting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government. Des...

BNP relies on ‘other force’ to go to power: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said BNP always looks for other force to assume power rather than going through the democratic process. “…whenever the election time arrives they (BNP) look for some other force who can put them in the power,” she said. The prime minister said this while visiting British cross party par...

The BNP who lied about the United Nations is now casting doubt on the authenticity of the secretary general's congratulatory letter!

Following the resounding victory of the Awami League in the 12th National Parliament elections, leaders of various countries around the world are extending their congratulations. Current and former heads of states, diplomats, international development cooperation organizations, and alliances are sending messages of support and well-wishes to the...

The murderous legacy of BNP's founder General Ziaur Rahman

What BNP ardently seeks to hide about the murderous legacy set by party founder General ZiaurRahman ? — General Ziaur I’d the first military dictator in Bangladesh — BNP founder General Zia was a psychopath in his capability to use violence, betray others: famous American journalist Lawrence Lifschultz — First army offic...

US rules out notion of not recognising Sheikh Hasina government

The United States has ruled out any perception that it does not recognise Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s fourth straight term. At a regular briefing at the US Department of State on January 18, a journalist asked, “So, when you say that the election results in Bangladesh were not credible, free, or fair, does this imply that the US ...

What BNP ardently seeks to hide about the murderous legacy set by party founder General Ziaur Rahman

From staging election fraud to killing Sheikh Mujib and his family to holding the most glaring referendum and killing of over 1000 war heroes turned freedom frights General Zia went all out to reign in power but the U.S. will fully ignored all such abuses and stood by Zia.

Call to boycott polls, intimidation, violence: A repeat of 2013-15 style undemocratic exercise by BNP-Jamaat

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In the build-up to Bangladesh’s January 7 national election, the political landscape was fraught with tension. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), led by its acting chairman Tarique Rahman, mounted a campaign urging voters to boycott the election, in an attempt to disrupt the democratic process. Despite these effo...

Voters reject Jamaat-BNP terror by exercising voting rights

BNP-Jamaat and their allies suddenly called for a strike on Friday (January 5) the day before and on the day of the election. Along with that, four people were burnt to death on a moving train. At the same time, from the night of January 4, they attacked the polling centres preparing for the elections and the campaign camps of the candidates. In...

Will BNP's Non-Cooperation Movement Bear Fruit?

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has embarked on a campaign of disruption and resistance in the lead-up to the scheduled election on 7 January 2024. From organising hartals and blockades to, most recently, calling for a non-cooperation movement, the party's strategy raises critical questions about its objectives a...

BNP-Jamaat violence across the country in the name of peaceful movement

From 28 October to 13 December, BNP-Jamaat terrorists set fore to 274 vehicles and 15 buildings. The vehicles included 170 buses, 45 trucks, 23 covered vans, eight motorcycles, and 28 other vehicles. October 28 On Saturday night, the miscreants stopped the moving minibus in the Comilla-bound lane, beat the passengers and set the minibus...

Arson Vandalism Killing and Derailing Economy: New Template of BNP Jamaat's so called Movement for Democracy

A total of 267 arson attacks, over 15 incidents of attack on trains, let alone over 220 incidents of vandalism of buses trucks and other vehicles, have been recorded till 6 am on Friday during the blockades and hartals called by BNP, Jamaat, and like-minded opposition parties since the end of October. This spate of blockade resulted in the loss...

A state of unease: What has been gained from the events of October 28?

Dr Pranab Kumar Panday: The politics of Bangladesh has been a prominent topic of discourse among both domestic citizens and foreign stakeholders for a considerable period. The primary concern pertains to the next election scheduled for early January 2024. It is widely recognized that the electoral process constitutes the sole means by which a ...

Crisis at the helm: BNP’s leadership woes

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In the dynamic political landscape of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) finds itself at a crossroads, grappling with a series of setbacks that have pushed the party into a political abyss. A critical analysis reveals that the root cause of this predicament lies squarely on the shoulders of the party's l...

Portray BNP's attack on journalists to the international community: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged journalists to highlight BNP's attack on newsmen and killing of police on duty on October 28 to international community. "You (journalists) should portray internationally the true character of those (BNP) who attacked you while performing duty," she said while addressing the Representative Conference-202...