Votes for government insiders 'disappeared' in leadership year after year

Votes for government insiders ‘disappeared’ in leadership year after year

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There was no voting in several commodity-based organizations including knitwear industry owners’ organization BKMEA, real estate agents’ organization REHAB and plastic products manufacturers and exporters’ organization BPGME.

Even in FBCCI, the apex body of businessmen, no voting took place twice in a row. The last elections were held in July last year. People associated with Awami League politics got a place in the committee.

Talking to business leaders at various levels revealed that becoming a leader in such business bodies provides an opportunity to get nomination in local and national level elections, get posts in political parties, establish influence in the area and avail the benefits of foreign trips. Get. Part of the Prime Minister’s team. This also helps in business.

For these reasons, there is a tendency for a section of businessmen to become the leaders of these business bodies in some way or the other. Apart from this, leaders of political parties in various districts have also become eager to occupy posts in these business organizations.

The upper echelons of the ruling party are also supporting him in becoming a business leader for their own interests. As a result, in most cases most of the committees are wisely formed after completing all the election processes.

Mohammad Jasim Uddin, outgoing president of FBCCI, told Prothom Alo that in most district chambers and commodity-based trade organisations, those in leadership want to remain in positions. Business These chambers need new leadership, someone to speak for the business community.

To ensure this, the leadership should not be for more than two terms. There is a need to amend existing rules and regulations to bring qualified people into leadership. He said the new law relating to trade unions had been amended within just one year and no regulations had yet been made to implement the law. Professional bodies should be reformed through stricter regulations.

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