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Fakhrul: Country now in disarray, quit and release Khaleda

  • Published at 01:16 am September 23rd, 2019
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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir apeaking at the human chain, organized by the Bangladesh National Mahila Parishad, in front of the National Press Club on Sunday, September 22, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

He says the government resorts to gambling in order to hang onto power

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has claimed that police and other law enforcement agencies are working according to the directives of Awami League higher-ups in the government.

He talked about the matter while participating in a human chain, organized by the Bangladesh National Mahila Parishad, in front of the National Press Club on Sunday.

The senior BNP leader said: “Corruption surged in Bangladesh because police and other law enforcement agencies only work according to the instructions given by some powerful and influential people in the government, who only want to serve their personal agendas.”

“The people of this county now have all the information about who are draining off how much money, making many houses abroad, doing offshore business and deposited money in Swiss Banks. So, don’t cross the limit as Allah doesn’t like it and Sheikh Hasina is now getting its proof as the history of your sins and misdeeds are getting exposed now,” he added.

The BNP leader further said, “Bangladesh has now become a country of gamblers. The government should quit right away as the misdeeds of Awami League is now getting exposed.”

Fakhrul said the government has no success in any sector of the country thus, they have resorted to gambling so that they can hang onto power. “But you won’t be able to sustain as the people of this country love democracy.”

He said the government has made the country’s economy into such a state that is now on the verge of collapsing while banks have got depleted. “You’re exempting the loans of defaulters as the ruling party leaders, ministers and MPs took loans of thousands of crores of Taka from banks.”

The BNP leader also alleged that the foreigners who work for casinos are only here so that they can siphon off money abroad.

He also claimed that around Tk27,000 crore was siphoned off to different countries, including Canada, Malaysia and the UK, over the last year to build second homes there.

Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal arranged the program in front of the Jatiya Press Club, demanding the release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. 

Fakhrul hoped that good sense will prevail upon the government to ‘restore’ democracy and free Khaleda Zia from jail and hold a credible election under a neutral government and the Election Commission cancelling the current parliament.