The recent behavioural trend of the Bangladesh parliamentarians looks very odd to say the least. These days, the JS session can at best be compared to a village haat (bazaar) or a launch ghat where illiterate people converse and communicate using vulgar and indecent language — showing utter disrespect to each other. Even though our parliamentarians enjoy prestigious position and facilities, they should know very well that the JS session, if anything else, is costly and the cost of which is borne by us – the taxpayers.
The voters didn’t send the parliamentarians to gossip or to kill time attacking each other using the most disrespectful language. The nation hopes that all responsible persons will talk and behave responsibly which will be considered ideal by others.
Being a student of political science, I really feel embarrassed when I see our honourable members of the parliament getting engaged in mud slinging and attacking each other using the most abusive terms possible.
In order to develop a modern democratic culture in our society as well as to build a Digital Bangladesh, we should bring some changes for the next general election rules where at least a minimum educational qualification should be required.
Md. Zahidul Islam (Milton),
Columnist & Political Analyst.