Agenda/Strategy for the Fourth Term in Bangladesh

Agenda/Strategy for the Fourth Term in Bangladesh

  • The Sheikh Hasina Party of Bangladesh came into power for the consecutive fourth term.
  • Sheikh Hasina Party led the Grand Alliance in Bangladesh.
  • A major step towards the democratic alliance, which witnessed the elections as fair, free and peaceful. This is great milestone for one more democracy on the world map.
  • The Election Monitoring Forum (EMF), the foreign observer organization and SHRF termed the election as “Much Better” compared to the past experience.
  • The local/international observer concluded election as “better standards” just like any other peaceful democratic countries.

Strategy for the fourth term in bangladesh - Sheikh Hasina

The significance of this election:

  • There was the completeness in the election, all the political parties took active participation in Bangladesh election (on the contrary, earlier in year 2014, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP shun the election).
  • First occurrence of general election, under the umbrella of Political Government after the fall of military regime in the year 1990.

India and Bangladesh:

  • Both neighbouring countries share common largest border of 4000 km long.
  • Both are South Asian countries with democracies.
  • India was the first to recognise Bangladesh, as independent country in year 1971 and has diplomatic relations and share social, cultural and economic ties ever since.
  • After the election, the Indian Prime Minister, congratulate and welcomes the success of election in Bangladesh and expressed the gratitude towards leadership and partnership between both the countries.
  • Indian PM also referred Bangladesh as central pillar or building block in India’s Neighbourhood First policy.
  • India-Bangladesh ties can be summarised in three T’s Teesta Treaty, Trades and Tackling Terrorism.
  • The softness in political relation between Delhi-Dhaka is important for long term goals, and India’ s seven sisters (the north east region).

Steering the Bangladesh economy:

The reforms taken to strengthen the Bangladesh economy has been very proactive and even appreciate by the “World Bank”.
  • There is substantial rise in inward remittance by the Bangladesh citizens working abroad.
  • The consistent positive performance of the Garment Industry and steadiness of its progress has gone up and new infrastructure projects are taken into consideration by the Govt. of Bangladesh.

Maintaining Balance in the Foreign Policy:

  • Considering the history and series of violent ripples in Bangladesh since its independence, Ms. Sheikh Hasina’s leadership has proven to be effective in strengthening the socio-economic relations of Bangladesh with outside world.
  • Bangladesh’s approach for the foreign policy with neighbouring nations is peaceful, trade oriented and has a essence to maintain the balance with India, china, and Russia and other neighbouring nations.
  • The inclusive attitude towards refugee (over 1 million refugees) finding safe haven in Bangladesh after Myanmar incident.

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