Sustainable development impossible without lowering income disparity: Menon

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:12, May 23,2018 | Updated: 00:33, May 23,2018

 
 

Workers’ Party president Rashed Khan Menon addresses a discussion in Dhaka on Tuesday on the occasion of 200th anniversary of birth of Karl Marx. — New Age photo

Sustainable development of Bangladesh is not possible without lowering income disparity, observed the Workers’ Party of Bangladesh president, Rashed Khan Menon, also minister for social welfare, on Tuesday.
‘Growing income disparity in society makes it instable,’ he added at a discussion in Dhaka on Tuesday marking the 200th anniversary of birth of philosopher Karl Marx.
He also criticised the capitalist intellectuals as they think that Marx and his political and economic philosophical relevance has expired.
‘Marx and his philosophy always showed the path of first days of our Liberation War Movement, therefore, he will always be relevant in Bangladesh,’ he said.
The party general secretary Fazle Hossain Badsha said the ruling leaders and parties almost ignor the four pillars of the constitution that were inherited from Marx’s philosophy.
He also said the Marxist essence of our constitution was blocked with the incorporation of religious elements.
Badsha, who got elected in ninth national election from ruling Awami League-led alliance, said he found the ‘shadow of Karl Marx’ in founding president of the country Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’.
‘The way Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave his speech of March 7, 1971, I see Marx in him,’ he said.
Among others, Dhaka University history professor Mesbah Kamal and left leader Shamsul Huda addressed the discussion.

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