Update January 22, 2015

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Britain suspects no more chance of army intervention in Bangladesh

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Britain does not see an immediate possibility of the army toppling the government in Bangladesh amid the ongoing political agitations by Khaleda Zia even as some analysts think so

Britain does not see an immediate possibility of the army toppling the government in Bangladesh amid the ongoing political agitations by Khaleda Zia even as some analysts think so

22 Jan 2015, Nirapad News: A ‘standard note’ circulated to parliament members in the British House of Commons says ‘the political scene in Bangladesh remains as turbulent as ever.’The turbulence is blamed on the ‘battling Begums’, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. “In recent weeks, the hostilities between the ‘battling Begums’ have further intensified,” says the five-page note.

It details the events after Jan 5, when police allegedly confined Khaleda to her Gulshan office and she called an indefinite nationwide transport blockade in protest.

Nearly 34 deaths have been reported in violence during the blockade.

The note says: “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been widely accused of playing fast and loose with democracy. But the sincerity of Khaleda Zia’s commitment to democracy is also being questioned by many analysts. “Some wonder whether she may actually be hoping that her current strategy forces the army to intervene once again and oust the AL government. As yet, there is no sign of this happening.”

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