Govt failed to tackle Bangladesh flood, dengue fever: BNP | Daily Star
07:06 PM, July 30, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:09 PM, July 30, 2019

Govt failed to tackle flood, dengue: BNP

It is trying to brand these as rumour after failure, the party alleges

BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury today said that the government has failed to tackle the flood situation and dengue outbreak in the country and is now “terming all disorders in the country as rumours” after failing to check these issues.

“The government has failed in tackling flood situation while dengue took an epidemic turn. Women and children are being raped and harassed. Around Tk 27,000 crore were looted from share market in the last two weeks. Which one is rumour? The prime minister should make it clear,” Khasru said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, while addressing a meeting of Awami League (AL) leaders and workers through a teleconference from London this morning, urged the countrymen not to pay heed to the rumours and not to take law in own hands instead of handing over those spreading rumours to the police.

Taking a swipe at the prime minister for such comments, Khasru said the government has no alternative but to term its failure as rumours.

He also came down heavily on AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader as he recently described BNP office as a factory of making rumours. 

Terming the government an illegal one, the BNP leader said the government is shunning its responsibility to the people and thus it is now talking about rumours.

“Since the ruling quarter is hanging on to power illegally, it is above the responsibility and thus the prevailing crises are not being mitigated,” he said.

About release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail, he said, “The release will not be ensured through legal process. We will have to go for mass movement and the countrymen are prepared to go for it anytime.”

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