Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has conveyed a message to the students that it is okay to be involved in corruption, said BNP's Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Rizvi came up with the remark while speaking at a press conference in BNP's Nayapaltan central office on Monday afternoon.
On Sunday, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said: “DIA (Directorate of Inspection and Audit) officials visit an educational institution and submit a good review on the institution in exchange for bribery. I do not have guts to ask you not to take bribes, it would be meaningless. It is not only the officials who are thieves, but also the ministers. I am a thief too. This is the way of the world. But it has to be changed.”
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Reacting to the comment, the BNP leader said Nahid's comments will encourage students to bow down to corruption, extortion, terrorism, hooliganism and plundering, and indulge in eve-teasing, drug abuse and other misdeeds instead of building an ideal life with moral education.
Rizvi also said the remarks have exposed that the current government is a “self-declared thief and corrupt.”
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Referring to a comment by Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Rizvi said: “The finance minister said that government itself wanted the rice price to increase to some extent but putting it at a price of Tk50 per kilogram has created massive issue among mass people.”
He said the government is increasing the prices of essentials for plundering public money as it is least bothered about people's sufferings. “The government officials are involved in question paper leakage, bank loots, share market loot,” he alleged.
The article was first published on Bangla Tribune