Apurbo Ahmed Jewel: In the current global leadership list, I always include Modi’s name alongside leaders like Putin, Xi Jinping, Trump, Netanyahu, Ayatollah, Kim, and Erdogan. During Sheikh Hasina’s time, until 2018, she seemed somewhat content to me. When talking about the upcoming election, she mentioned that this election will be “written in golden letters” in history, but it left a bad impression on me. What will she do for the country in the next five years?
I haven’t read her election manifesto; the term “Smart Bangladesh” in her title makes me feel she might be a deceptive figure. Both she and Modi have been leading their countries for the past 10 years simultaneously. She has appointed individuals in her cabinet, including finance, education, industry, and implementation ministers, whom the World Bank does not trust.
Our government’s growth rates are shown as 10%, 7%, etc., but the World Bank has given our government an E grade, meaning it’s not correct or reliable.
Now, look at the growth rate data for Indians; their growth is less than ours, but their data is more credible. Their data grade is C.
Predicting what she and her cabinet will do for the country in the next five years is challenging. The country’s income is low, and the dollar exchange rate is high. Globally, challenging times are approaching. Israel has brought America and Britain into the war; America, by blaming the Houthis, has conducted airstrikes inside Yemen. Before that, they formed a coalition in their favor, and Modi is part of it.