AL making country a battleground of big powers: Fakhrul
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday feared that Bangladesh was going to be used as a field in the fight of the big powers to establish their supremacy only because of the government's imprudent diplomacy.
Speaking at a rally, he also voiced concern over Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's comment that the US and its allies are trying to promote their interests in the South Asia region by using the Indo-Pacific strategy with their goal of countering China and Isolate Russia.
"What the Russian foreign minister said after arriving here has clearly manifested that Bangladesh is going to be used as a field in the sphere of influence of the big powers in their struggle for hegemony. It's very alarming," the BNP leader said.
He alleged that the Awami League government is completely responsible for creating such a situation and inviting danger for the nation. "They [the govt] are making irresponsible statements and conducting their diplomacy imprudently to push Bangladesh to such a dire situation."
Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal brought out a rally in front of BNP's Nayapaltan central office, marking its 45th funding anniversary. BNP founder Ziaur Rahman formed Mahila Dal, the female wing of the party, on September 9, 1978.
Lavrov arrived in Dhaka yesterday evening on a two-day visit and held a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.