As part of ‘zero tolerance policy’ to free Bangladesh from corruption, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, to remove any kind of doubt from the mind of the people, did not induct any of her family members and relatives in the new cabinet.
This praiseworthy move has again proved that Sheikh Hasina’s battle against corruption is uncompromising and none will be spared–even her family members. It is, in fact, to keep her away from any kind of controversy over nepotism and favoritism.
Therefore, a dozen of her relatives including, Sheikh Selim, Abul Hasnat Abdullah, Sheikh Helal, Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, Sheikh Kabir Hossain, and Engineer Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, did not get place in the cabinet.
The daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has taken the exemplary decision to keep aloof her family members from any kind of corruption.
In the Awami League’s election manifesto, reaffirming her firm stance against corruption, the prime minister has vowed to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against militancy, drugs and corruption.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through her dynamic and prudent leadership is taking Bangladesh forward foiling all sorts of conspiracies.
She has already chalked up a well-thought-out plan to reach the middle-income country status by 2021 and a developed one by 2041. The government-led by Sheikh Hasina’s forward march to the goals is going on smoothly.
And in her journey towards peace and prosperity, Sheikh Hasina has mostly relied on new faces who have clean image and people’s acceptability.
Keeping at the forefront her milestone to make the country developed by 2041, she constituted her cabinet with young and energetic lawmakers who can speed up the country’s ongoing development policies, divided as short-term, mid-term and long-term.
A good of number senior leader have been left out of the new cabinet only to allow them to work for the party. It is not like that they will remain idle. Rather, their responsibilities just have been changed. They should concentrate on the party’s activities.
They should work for the future of Awami League and its leadership. It is a matter of frustration that we have not heard much about the contribution of senior leaders to build future leaders of the party. In reality, it appears that they are not using their potentials and experiences for the next generation of leaders who will ultimately take the country’s responsibility in future. No mentionable book is written by them to teach and guide the new generation.
The young generation hopes the country’s seasoned and veteran politicians would come out of their inclination to spending time in isolation after retirement and utilize their knowledge and experience for betterment of the country and its people.
The veteran Awami Leaguers who also were leaders during the War of Liberation can take classes at different public and private universities and share their experience with the new generation students.