Monday, May 07, 2007

Yunus abandons political plans

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus had started a political party couple of months back, called Nagorik Shakti. As the general election was getting closer in Bangladesh, the bickering between the two main political parties - BNP and Awami League - resulted in a political stalemate. Upset with this situation Yunus felt he could convert the groundswell of support he had into a political movement.

However he has now decided to call it off, after finding that he is not getting sufficient support from those who initially welcomed his move.

I wouldn't take the simplest of the explanations, as offered by Yunus. His plans to scrap the party may have something to do with the current military backed interim administration. More truth may come out in the days to come.

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