All doors shut for peaceful power transfer: Khaleda

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    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Tuesday accused the government of closing all democratic and peaceful ways for transfer of power and urged the people to join a movement to dislodge the incumbents for holding elections under a caretaker government and a neutral election commission.

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    my ass is a fire engine
     
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    The circus begins!

    India has a ring side seat.

    Let us observe how the Ringmaster of the Circus conducts the clown show!
     
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    Bangladesh opposition on hunger strike

    Supporters of Bangladesh's main opposition party demonstrate in the capital, Dhaka, on Wednesday. Some followers and party members are also on an eight hour hunger strike. Led by the head of Bangladesh's Nationalist Party, Begum Khaleda Zia, the strike is in protest over police allegedly injuring their party whip during clashes at a demonstration last week. The July 6th demonstration was against the government's decision to abolish the system of holding national elections under a non-partisan caretaker administration. A former MP explains: (SOUNDBITE) (Bengali) FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT SULTANA AHMED: "The mass hunger strike we are observing is in protest against the police beating up our chief whip, and on our leaders and supporters, and also to enforce the caretaker government system. Since this morning, we have sat in this hunger strike under the leadership of Begum Khaleda Zia." The caretaker government system was introduced in 1996 to try to end violence and fraud during elections. But on June 30th parliament amended the constitution to do away with the caretaker system, which was ruled unconstitutional in May by the Bangladesh Supreme Court. Nick Rowlands, Reuters.

    Bangladesh opposition on hunger strike | Video | Reuters.com

    [video]http://in.reuters.com/video/2011/07/13/bangladesh-opposition-on-hunger-strike?videoId=217052142[/video]
     
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    BD could have been far better off if joining India as a province/pradesh once it was liberated from West Pakistan.

    It might hurt China's grand plan to extend railway/road network till Port Chittagong.
     
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    On the contrary, China should be salivating should the BNP come to power. BNP is an islamist party anti India.
     
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    I don't think it would have been correct for India to even think that it would be better for Bangladesh to have become a State of India.

    India had and has many problems of her own to have more problems added.

    I would not take the Myanmar - Kunming rail and road link as anti Indian. In fact, it will boost trade with India and it will be much cheaper in freight!
     
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    Well as long as they use hunger strikes, that is really not a problem. Opposition parties in all countries regularly use hyperbole and dramabaazi to keep themselves relevant. It happens everywhere so no surprise its happening in BD.
     

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