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Fakhrul: Workers’ lives have little value to govt

  • Published at 09:35 pm August 3rd, 2021
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir
File photo of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir a press briefing at the party chairperson’s Gulshan political office Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Fakhrul says reopening RMG factories amid lockdown is whimsical

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that the workers’ lives have no value to the government.

He made the remarks referring to the reopening of RMG factories amid the ongoing lockdown on Tuesday while speaking at a virtual program organized by Mannan-Nilufar Memorial Foundation, marking the first death anniversary of late BNP vice-chairman and former state minister Abdul Mannan.

Saying that the government has created a messy situation by allowing workers to go home and bringing them back to work, he added: “Their lives seem to have no value.”

 The BNP leader termed the government move “whimsical” and alleged that it has led to the rapid spread of the virus across the country.

“They now asked them to come back amid the lockdown. The workers returned to Dhaka from Mymensingh, Manikganj, Munshiganj and other areas on foot to join their jobs. This is too much.”

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The government is least bothered about the sufferings of people and their lives and livelihoods as it is not elected by them, he added. 

The senior politician said that it is high time to stand up against this misrule. “We have  to stand up against this monstrous regime that has been running the country without public mandate.”

He reiterated that a truly democratic government must be established to “restore” people’s rights and everyone must work together to make it happen.

Fakhrul recalled the contributions of Mannan to the country and BNP as an honest and responsible politician.

Mannan, who served as the state minister for civil aviation and tourism from 1991 to 1996, died on August 4 last year at the age of 78.

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