AB Party in Bangladesh - New face of Jamat Islami or Awami League political game?
Admin | 14 May, 2020
A new political party named AB Party has just recently been launched Bangladesh. Who is interested bout a new party now in Bangladesh? Launch of this new party raises few question in my mind which I wanted to share in this article and also wanted to raise some serious concerns about main purpose or story behind this launch. That should give you at this point some serious points to think about this newly launch party and its involvement in the country's politics now and in the future.
First, I will try to explain what might be the real stories behind thinking about launching a new political party at this time. In that scope, none sees a reason why this party is launched at this point where whole world is busy with covid -19. And overall, political scenario in Bangladesh is as such, forget about new parties, old strong opposition polical parties are struggling to survive under this Awami League government ruling. But that raise a question, what if Awami League wants this new party to be launched, then obviously, previous concept may not be suitable. Other reasons might be, people within Jamat Islami wants to come out and looking for a fresh platform to breath. Last reason I can see, as Jamat is struggling to remain active in politics, so they still want to achieve their agenda, but with this new name. Lets explore these below:
Who is thinking about any new political party now in Bangladesh? I don't think anyone even interested about a political event. Then why this launch at this time? Possible reason might be, they want it this way to keep low profile. That brings doubt in my mind, why would they do that? Are they trying to hide something or are they trying to quickly progress through this process and skip any public attention which normally a polical party seeks. Still I remember when JMB was launched, no body knew about that, but suddenly they started to show their muscle power to the public and started killing people. Are we seeing reborn of another JMB? You never know.
Awami League never liked any kind of opposition, and we have seen that over years starting from the dictatorship of Mujib until mad Hasina. They always wanted to keep the control in their hand; that may be within their political party or that may be for the country. We have see previously what happened to Jatio party and most recently we have seen how government has got rid of Jamat and BNP. Why on earth, Awami League will allow a new political party where knowing completely well, people from Jamat Islami directly or indrectly will remain involved with this political party. I think, Awami League wants this party and this party has got a 'Go' signal from Awami League. Possible reasons I can see are - this will make the Jamat much weaker, this will give this government the nicer face to show international community that still opposition is accepted in this country and this political party will be indirectly controlled by this government to fulfil their own agenda.
Next reason might be Jamat wants to give their political party a new face or new name, but still wants to maintain the same agenda. If that's the case, then I will see more involvement from Jamat directly and indirectly initially. But over the years, I am expecting more direct involvement of not only Jamat, also Shibir. But if this is the case, then it's not a good news for the country. As all of us have seen and experienced how bad this political party and their agenda can be. And definitely I will be expecting another JMB type political party in the shape of different name and colour.
Whatever may be the reason for this political party to be launched, I can gurantee one thing, the reason is not definitely not to help the general public of Bangladesh. Rather to fulfil other requirements and to achieve different agenda all together. And already it looks very fishy.