The BNP yesterday alleged that Bangladesh had turned into a “failed state” as the government “sold out itself” to global superpowers.
"This government has been there in power illegally since it is not elected with people's vote. They have already turned Bangladesh into a failed state," said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Speaking at a token hunger strike programme, he further said this government was working with a motive to build Bangladesh as a subservient country dependent on others.
"They [government] have already sold out themselves to superpowers. They and their leaders are working as service providers of the superpowers," he said.
BNP Nawabganj and Dohar upazila units observed a one-hour token hunger strike from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on the ground floor of BNP's Nayapaltan central office.
Fakhrul said the government had usurped power by using the state machinery and guns. "I don't find any difference between them [government] and the Pakistani occupation forces."
About the growing road accidents in the country, the BNP leader said there were no justice and the rule of law in the country while the administration had become “dysfunctional”.
"Many people are getting killed in road accidents every day. The incidents of crime have also marked a rise, but there is no action to prevent those as virtually there is no government in the country," he said.
Fakhrul said there was no alternative to ensuring the release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail to protect the country and its people. "Let's get united and free Khaleda Zia and democracy."
Earlier at a discussion, the BNP leader alleged that the entire country had turned into a jail as the government was imprisoning its opponents as per its whim snatching their rights.
He alleged that the current government could not tolerate alternative opinions as it did not have any respect for democracy. "They [government] should directly say like North Korean leader Kim Jong that they believe in one-party rule and what they say will be the law. But they are deceiving people by resorting one-party rule undercover of democracy."