In recent days Bangladesh has seen outbursts of the general mass at the grass root levels in demand of utilities like water, power and gas. It is a remarkable departure from the past when the anti government movements in Bangladesh were noticeably confined within major cities .
Dr Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir , a professor of Political Science and and a social analyst , in an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla analyzes the changing situation in Bangladesh. He says ordinary people are redefining the definition of a state focusing on their basic needs.
Professor Jahangir points out the failure of the present government in Bangladesh in providing people with water, power or gas. He also emphasized that the movements in Kansat and Demra cannot be described in terms of political polarization. People revolted because their basic demands were ignored and side tracked.