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Biden’s selfie frustrates BNP-Jammat’s daydream

Published : 10 Sep 2023 11:25 PM | Updated : 11 Sep 2023 04:17 PM

The latest development and new height of the US-Bangladesh relations has totally frustrated the opposition BNP-Jamaat which had long been engaged in ousting the present government.

Any movement without public cause never becomes a success. The country’s opposition headed by BNP-Jamaat has completely failed to address the people’s demand.  BNP’s main objective is individual interest, mainly that of Zia family.

Their main target is only to have convicted Khaleda Zia and her son Tareque Rahman released. This is why the so-called BNP movement could not gain any momentum. The foreign countries work only for their own interests in trade, commerce and investment. 

There is no permanent enemy or ally in politics. But BNP has made Jamaat their permanent ally.  

Anti-government political parties and their influential patrons had long been lobbied and invested millions of dollars to destroy the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and the United States.

They were always eagerly waiting to see more and more fresh US sanctions clamped down on different government apparatus, especially after the USA imposed a ban on several top officials of the elite Rapid Action Battalion and Bangladesh Police.

These anti-state elements were apparently very confident after the USA announced new visa policy for Bangladesh.

The USA imposed sanctions on the RAB and six current and former top officials of the agency on December 10 in 2021.

After the USA sanctions on RAB, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir were very happy to tell that BNP is forming the next government ousting Awami League.

At that time he said that the US sanctions on RAB would help rejuvenate the BNP rank and file to take to the streets fearlessly.

Later on May 24 this year, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the US would deny visas to those who obstruct the process of holding free and fair elections in Bangladesh. 

Immediately after a meeting with the US ambassador to Dhaka Peter Hass at his residence, BNP standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury  had described joyously the US move a big step towards a free and fair election in Bangladesh.

The letter of 40 world leaders in favour of Dr Muhammad Yunus was a part of  anti-Bangladesh conspiracy, said political observers.

A total of 104 Nobel Laureates and 79 other global figures who in an open letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had expressed concern about the safety and freedom of Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus, was also a deep- rooted conspiracy against the Bangladesh’s sovereignty. 

Imran Ahmed Bhuiyan, who was dismissed from his post of deputy attorney general on September 7, on Friday took shelter with his family at the US embassy in Dhaka as part of anti-government’s clique to embarrass the current government during the mega G-20 summit in India.

BNP-Jammat hired some local and international journalists to make the issue before the world leaders. 

But all their daydreams were frustrated away immediately after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s daughter and autism expert Saima Wazed uploaded a picture where the US President Joe Biden was seen capturing a selfie along with the Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina  and her daughter.

In the photograph Biden was seen taking selfie himself using his own mobile phone with Sheikh Hasina and her daughter.

The photographs also grabbed Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and his US counterpart Anthony Blinken standing nearby facing the trio.

In another the picture US president Biden and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her daughter were seen smiling.

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s daughter and autism expert Saima Wazed in her tweet described her chats with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the G 20 summit in New Delhi as several of their exclusive photographs including selfies appeared on social media.

She added: “I spoke to him about the importance of mental health services as a part of comprehensive public health, and school psychologists in the education system.”

 Officials present during the interaction said Sheikh Hasina and Biden exchanged greetings and conveyed each other good wishes at Bharat Mandapam International Exhibition Centre in Pragati Maidan in the Indian capital.

The Bangladesh premier attends the summit at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, the event’s host this year, along with other global leaders.

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