Bangladesh has once again become a battleground for foreign powers. National elections are scheduled to be held in Bangladesh in January. The United States is putting pressure on Dhaka to ensure free and fair elections ahead of this election. On the other hand, China continues to try to increase its presence in Bangladesh. As a result, India is in a difficult situation between enemy and ally. Secondly, Bangladesh is facing severe economic crisis. Foreign exchange reserves fell to $20 billion. It is difficult to cover three months of import expenses with this.
With this the cost of living has increased.
Inflation stood at 9.6 percent in September. These things were said in an editorial of Times of India on November 3.
It described the above situation as fueling public discontent, as seen in the ongoing protests by garment workers demanding an increase in the minimum wage. At the same time, the opposition BNP and its allies are continuing their agitation on the streets to demand the next election under a non-partisan caretaker government. Added to this are complaints against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government for targeting opposition party leaders and activists. There are allegations of enforced disappearance and murder. All these are saying that once again the politics of Bangladesh has become uncertain. So it will be good if New Delhi’s political communication with Dhaka increases. The aim should be to put India-Bangladesh relations on a political footing.
It also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated more development projects in Bangladesh in the continued positive trend of India-Bangladesh relations. This includes the Agartala-Akhaura rail-border link rail line. At this time, Sheikh Hasina’s daughter Saima Wazed has been appointed as the director of the World Health Organization’s Southeast Asia Regional Office in New Delhi. Relations with New Delhi and Dhaka have been progressing positively for the past decade. First of all, it was possible because of Sheikh Hasina’s zero tolerance policy against anti-Indian people on the soil of Bangladesh.