M Asafuddowlah , the Chief Editor of the Bangladesh Today , an English daily published from Dhaka said that any efforts by the government to artificially try and build up a political party is unlikely to be successful . He thinks that politics is like culture and it sprouts in a natural way.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangladesh, the former bureaucrat discusses the possibilities of newly emerging political parties in the next general election in Bangladesh, the issue of the modus operandi for preparing the new voters’ list and the Bangladesh Army Chief’s recent comments denying the possibilities of any army rule in Bangladesh.
Commenting on discussions about the present government, he says that it is good that people are raising voices which are a part of democracy. He thinks that he would consider the government as a liberal one if they allow people to speak out.
He recalled and reminded that the ‘controlled democracy’ in Pakistan has not been successful because democracy can not be controlled.