So-called non-political Dr Yunus aims to become next President

11 Sep 2013


Dr Muhammad Yunus, Bangladesh’s first Nobel laureate and so-called non-political personality, has jumped in the political fray and started campaigning against Awami League.

 In the recent past our Finance Minister termed Yunus a politician and this raised hue and cry in the country. But recent activities of Yunus have lent credence to the Finance Minister’s assessment. On August 21, when the whole country was observing anniversary of the carnage caused by grenade attack on an Awami League rally, Yunus said at a public reception in Dhaka that those who are destroying Grameen Bank should not be allowed to run the country or remain at the helm of power. That he was making an oblique reference to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was clear to all. Next day, on August 22 he was given a reception by the Krishak Shramik Janata League leader Quader Siddiqui and his party workers. Speaking on the occasion Yunus said it would not be wise to go for election without a non-political caretaker government holding it. All these are clear indications that he has shifted his allegiance from democracy and sided with the religious fundamentalists.


Without recognizing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as father of the nation Yunus considers himself as architect of Bangladesh. His conflict with Awami League is well known. He did not have even the minimum courtesy of expressing sympathy for Sheikh Hasina after the August 21, 2004 grenade attack on her which she narrowly escaped.


Running a bank is an internal affair of the country. But Yunus has been seeking foreign intervention in banking sector for his selfish gain. At the same time he has been provoking the Grameen Bank employees to rise in revolt against the government. All these activities are tantamount to sedition.


After winning Nobel Prize, Yunus formed a political party. But the people of the country expressed no-confidence by rejecting his party. Now he has joined hands with BNP and Jamaat for personal gains. He wants to become the next President of the country.

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