The Senior Joint Secretary General of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has gained quite an appellation for being much ‘vocal’ among the BNP party leaders. He comes to the limelight whenever BNP needs a mouthpiece.
However, the problem is Rizvi’s incessant chunter. He comes up with inappropriate comments even when the party or country does not need him.
He, in self-confinement, has been staying in BNP headquarters in Dhaka`s Naya Paltan office awhile. It suits him as he gets a ready stage and few rented audience to talk about anything he wants.
We must not forget that history repeats itself and Rizvi is not the first person in history who follows such strategy. It started from the time of Paul Joseph Goebbels, who was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany who used lies as his instrument to achieve things. He practiced the renowned method “illusion of truth” when a repeated lie becomes the truth.
Perhaps the Senior Secretary General of BNP is also trying to accomplish something by following his ancestors.
One black sheep in the family can be allowed. But if he acts as the warden, the family is always insecure. Much to our surprise, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi is the life flow of BNP’s politics.
His words are mostly nonsensical and absurd. But, lately, his unrestrained and irrational words are crossing the tolerance line. He alleged that the tragic grenade attack of 21 August was an orchestrated incidence. After this remark, his party leaders have buried their heads under sand in disgrace.
In the politics of lies and deception, people and activists are insignificant. It only requires to please the party leader. Rizvi is following the same trend. He is trying to please the Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman.
However, perhaps Rizvi is unaware of the fact that, in politics, one cannot progress much by talking wastefully. Today he might be pleasing Khaleda and Tareque by uttering flattering words, but tomorrow he will be thrown away as a ‘tissue paper.`
Like the character of Ernest Hemingway, let’s not hope that he calls himself something like ‘GOD.`
Or let’s not hope that Rizvi demands that he declared the Independent People`s Republic of Bangladesh and he is Major Zia.