The caretaker government, a year on

The caretaker government, a year on - PublishedOn:20080111

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Published On: 2008-01-11 Editorial The caretaker government, a year on Syed Badrul Ahsan The arrival of a new government, at least in our part of the world, is generally a dramatic affair. When you  add to that the little sub-plots, all of which keep coming in at fairly regular intervals, you have the very spice  of excitement coming into life.  The recent departure of four advisers, only days before the first anniversary of the government they were  part of, epitomised that excitement. And do not forget that before them there was their colleague who walked  away over the artefacts affair. And if you go further back in time, there is the riveting tale of the four  illustrious men, all advisers, who turned their backs on a government, led by no less an individual than  Bangladesh's president, all because they thought its moral base was fast eroding. Having said that, it now becomes somewhat necessary to recapitulate all that has happened, or could have  happened, on the watch of the Fakhruddin Ahmed caretaker administration. Begin with the truth that this  government has had the solid support of the nation's military, which has been its mainstay. There is, too, the  matter of the state of emergency, a detail that has extended the government's period in office to one that  does not look about to end any time soon.  Only an election, already promised, followed by a transfer of power to the representatives of the people, will  cause that day to dawn. Speaking of elections, the caretaker government has gone a whole lot beyond its  responsibility of organising and supervising free and transparent elections to a new Parliament. It is in that 
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