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Fakhrul: AL exposing its graft, plundering

  • Published at 01:44 am September 21st, 2019
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File photo: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Monday, September 16, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

'Awami League itself has proved that they are plundering the wealth of the people of Bangladesh'

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Friday Awami League leaders themselves are now exposing that they are indulging in “corruption” and “plundering” public money.

“No-one now needs to talk about Awami League’s misrule, corruption and repressive acts. The leaders of Awami League, Jubo League and Chhatra League are now exposing their corruption. Awami League itself has proved that they are plundering the wealth of the people of Bangladesh,” he said.

Speaking at a human-chain program, the BNP leader said Chhatra League president and general secretary were removed for demanding their “fair share” of Tk86 crore. “Awami League plunged the country into such an anarchic situation that a university VC [vice chancellor] has also got involved in bribery.”

Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal organized the program in front of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka’s Segunbagicha, demanding the release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Fakhrul said Dhaka University students are now on a movement demanding the removal of its VC as he has indulged in corruption by admitting students without any entrance test while the students of Gopalganj Science and Technology University are demonstrating seeking the removal of their VC for his involvement in immoral acts.

“The current illegal government has chosen the worst people and appointed them to the post of VCs,” Fakhrul said.

Referring to media reports, he said 60 casinos are now in Dhaka city run by Awami League and Jubo League leaders. “They are caught by themselves.”

Fakhrul also said the government has failed to deliver on all fronts as it is not elected with people’s votes.

“People have now started realizing that they will not get justice and security of their lives as long as Awami League remains in power. The country’s situation turned so bad that minor girls are being raped and killed, but no-one is facing trial,” the BNP secretary general added.

He said their party Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition is so critical that she is unable to walk and move without anybody’s help.

The BNP leader said they have long been demanding their chairperson’s release from jail for her better treatment, but the government is not paying heed to it.

“She deserves to be freed on bail and it is her justified right,” Fakhrul added.