Ripped Campaign

by darshanchakma

Politics of Bangladesh takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Bangladesh is the head of government, and of a multiparty system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament. The Constitution of Bangladesh was written in 1972 and has undergone fifteen amendments. Being a democratic country, an election takes place after every five years when a new authority of power is to be chosen by the people.

Politicians very often use posters, a piece of printed paper carrying a direct message to ordinary people. Such vast use of posters are mainly seen before election as vote campaign, local festive greets and more importantly as a protest of ongoing issues. These posters work as the voice of politicians as well as being a direct bridge between politicians and the people

Everyday new posters are being printed and every issue is changing. With such drift in our politic weather, every poster is being overlapped by a new one. As people’s view differ, some rip off what they do not want to see, fulfilling their hatred, they cover the old one and post their own.. Of course not all the posters are tore due to anger or jealousy. A great number of posters are only ripped out of silly boredom.

As said above, every five years the government changes. As the leaders changes , along with almost everything in the country, the words and the meanings of most posters change as well. These destroyed posters and the uncountable overlaps shows clearly how unstable our authority is. It’s unfortunate how these tiny bits of paper represent the transient mood of Bangladeshi politics , politicians and the overall fate of the people.

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