BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said 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 own corruption. Awami League itself has proved that they’re plundering the wealth of the people of Bangladesh,” he said.
Speaking at a human chain programme, the BNP leader said Chhatra League president and general secretary were removed for demanding their “fair share” of Tk 86 crore. “Awami League plunged the country into such an anarchic situation that a university VC has also been involved in bribery.”
Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal arranged the programme in front of Jatiya Press Club, demanding the release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Fakhrul said Dhaka University students are now protesting, demanding the removal of its VC as he has been involved in corruption by enrolling students without any test while the students of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University are demonstrating for the removal of their VC for his immoral acts. “The current illegal government has chosen the worst people and appointed them to the post of VCs,” he said.
Referring to media reports, he said 60 casinos are now in Dhaka run by Awami League and Jubo League leaders.
Fakhrul also said the government has failed to deliver on all fronts as it was not elected with people’s votes. “People have now started realising that they won’t get justice and security of their lives as long as Awami League remains in power. The situation has turned so awful that minors are being raped and killed, but none is facing trial,” he said.
He said their party Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition is critical and she is unable to move without help, but she is not getting proper treatment.
The BNP leader said they have long been demanding their chairperson’s release for her better treatment, but the government is not paying heed to it.
“She deserves to get freed on bail and it is her justified right,” he said.