Brac University
2015
Politics related people are getting
illegal priorities in Bangladesh
Sadman Kabir Mohammed
2Politics Related People are getting Illegal priority
Politics related people are getting illegal priorities
in Bangladesh...
3Politics Related People are getting Illegal priority
Secondly, in Bangladesh participation of general people is nowhere. ...
4Politics Related People are getting Illegal priority
clear that the leader got the priority which is illegal. The process...
5Politics Related People are getting Illegal priority
References:
· Star Online Report (2015). HT Imam denies assuring BCL...
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Politics related people are getting illegal priority in Bangladesh

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Brac University 2015 Politics related people are getting illegal priorities in Bangladesh Sadman Kabir Mohammed
  • 2. 2Politics Related People are getting Illegal priority Politics related people are getting illegal priorities in Bangladesh Why are you studying? Why is your family investing in your education? Think about it for a second. If your answer is getting a good job, starting a great business? You are wrong. Now-a - days in Bangladesh, without any political connections it is very hard to find a good job because most of the jobs are highly controlled by political parties. If and only if they recommend you, you may get a job. Unfortunately, in present days it is being practiced day by day. The people who are involved in politics are prioritized. The main reasons behind this are influence, no participation from general people and lack of transparency in political parties. First of all, influence is one of the major reasons of getting illegal priorities by politics related people. Influence is the capacity of a person to put compelling force in order to produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions etc of others. In our country influence from political parties are very common. Generally, the politics related people especially from the acting government party try to influence high government officials to get priorities such as getting the tender, involvement in official’s decisions, participating in civil service exam without having the minimum requirement qualification. Recently, an advisor from the ruling party declared openly that the students who are involved with his party will get the chance to become a government officer without passing the civil service exam (The Daily Star 2015). They just need to attend the preliminary exam. Now, this kind of statements from political persons is very common. In another conference the acting student leader directly give order to police to put an opposition party leader to jail (The New Age 2014). How could a party leader give this kind of order? According to our law if one person is guilty; the police will investigate the matter and by then they will take action. No leader can give this type of order. But, these are happening. From these two leaders statement and attitude, it is proven that politics related people have the influence to do anything they like.
  • 3. 3Politics Related People are getting Illegal priority Secondly, in Bangladesh participation of general people is nowhere. In recent election participation from voter is below 50%. According to election commission the participation rate is only 43%. But, Medias are saying the rate was fewer than 20% (The Daily Star 2014). These statistics shows that the participation from mass people is very poor. In any democratic the government represents the mass people. But, in our country most of the time people do not get the chance to elect their representatives. As there is one electorate candidate system, one political leader can easily win the election without getting one vote. In this system a lot of candidates usually become MP without any contest. As a result most of them lack the moral of responsibility. Most of them do various crimes. They use their own power to get illegal priorities. Even they give pressure to the law makers and police not to interfere in their illegal activities. A report from a news paper states that a MP from Barisal was accused of murder. Though it was proved that he was involved and sentenced for 10 years of jail but after a few days he got out of jail (The New Age 2015). For a general people it is not possible to get out of jail without taking any order from high court after giving federal punishment. In this case the MP got illegal priority which is totally unexpected. If there were direct participation from people, the MPs might be accountable to the people. The third and the most important factor is transparency. Transparency means doing anything without keeping any secret. In a developing country like ours there is lack transparency. According to transparency international in last ten years our country ranked between number one and number five. Our anti-corruption commission is like a tiger without nails and teeth’s. The political people took this advantage; they do whatever they want to do. They took bribe in order to give someone a job. They are misusing their power. By force they are taking extra privileges such as using of government vehicles. A minister cannot use more than two government vehicle for his/her transportation. But, it is always seen that they are using more than two cars. Even they use the vehicles for their personal matters. If there were transparency, this sort of act might not occur. Recently an incident happened and published all over the country. A tender of BTCL was given to a local company. But, BTCL did not follow any rules. Later it was found that the tender taker is local political leader and it was taken forcefully (The Daily Star 2014). It is pretty much
  • 4. 4Politics Related People are getting Illegal priority clear that the leader got the priority which is illegal. The process of taking the tender was never followed. It is only transparency which can minimize this type of priorities. Some people may believe politics related people do not take any illegal priority. They think all politicians are more dedicated for the welfare of our nation rather than thinking of themselves. The whole nation’s development will come to a standstill if they stop working. They do not take any kind of priority. They are taking only what they are entitled for. But, it is a matter of great sorrow that what these people are arguing is not practiced at all. If they followed, there would have been no objection about their work. They want to go to the power not to do something for the country or for the people, but only for themselves. Not all politicians are bad but there number is very few. In our political culture the bad is always dominating. Whatever they are doing not just hampering our productive development but also creating a poor image to the rest of the world (The Daily Star 2014). It is high time the situation need to be addressed. They should not give extra priorities as well as they should not take illegal priorities for the sake of the nation. Finally, whether you are seeking for a job, you might need political connections. By using their illegal priorities, they may be able to give you a job. Now, the present situation is like this. This situation is getting worse because of simultaneous political pressure. This pressure building more as there is influence, no direct participation of general people and lack of transparency in work. It is high time we should think about this issue and come forward to stop it.
  • 5. 5Politics Related People are getting Illegal priority References: · Star Online Report (2015). HT Imam denies assuring BCL men of help. The Daily Star. Retrieved from: http://www.thedailystar.net/ht-imams-comments-irk-hasina-50449 · Azgar, A. (2015, march 3). AL leader Jihad Chy planned Phulgazi chairman killing. The Daily Star. Retrieved from: http://www.thedailystar.net/al-leader-jihad-chy-planned- phulgazi-chairman-killing-25462

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