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Bangladesh on verge of collapse like Sri Lanka: Fakhrul

Published : Friday, 13 May, 2022 at 9:03 PM  Count : 428

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir talks to journalists at Basudebpur in Jagannathpur Khagrabari under Thakurgaon Sadar upazila on Friday afternoon.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir talks to journalists at Basudebpur in Jagannathpur Khagrabari under Thakurgaon Sadar upazila on Friday afternoon.

Joining the Faridpur Awami League's conference on Wednesday, the party general secretary Obaidul Quader questioned -- "Why should we resign? Bangladesh has become the role model of development in the last 13 years. People think that the BNP leaders should resign top-to-bottom for their failures in  movements and elections."

Responding to the question of AL general secretary Obaidul Quader, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the people of the entire country know why Awami League should resign from power.

He said, "They should resign due to their failures in all fronts---their involvment in rampant corruption, nepotism, looting, money laundering, and destroying the country's economy."

Fakhrul was talking to journalists at Basudebpur in Jagannathpur Khagrabari under Thakurgaon Sadar upazila on Friday afternoon.

The BNP leader went there to enquire about the relatives of BNP leaders and workers who were killed during the general elections held on January 5, 2014. He also distributed some financial assistance among the affected family members.

BNP has been demanding the resignation of the government over the last one decade. It has been demanding the next general election under the neutral caretaker government.

Joining the Faridpur Awami League's conference, Obaidul Quader asked why should they resign? Bangladesh has become the role model of development in the last 13 years. People think that the BNP leaders should resign top-to-bottom for their failures in  movements and elections.

Fakhrul also thanked Quader for one of his remarks at the conference. The AL general secretary said "not to keep those in the district committee of the party who siphoned off crores of taka being Awami League leaders in Faridpur."

Thanking Quader, Fakhrul said, "He himself admitted that the people of his party looted Bangladesh, they were indulged in rampant corruption. Quader also asked not to allow them at the conference."

The BNP secretary general also said Bangladesh's economic situation will turn into like that of Sri Lanka. "The economic situation in Bangladesh is bound to be like that of Sri Lanka as the current economy is collapsing. Each of the Bangladeshi citizens is now carrying the debt burden of US$472."

Fakhrul asserted that people in Bangladesh will not be able to cast their ballots unless the next general election is held under a non-party government.

"So, we would like to assert it firmly that the present government must resign from power and the next election must be held under a non-party neutral government," he said.

Thakurgaon BNP president Taimur Rahman and general secretary Mirza Faisal Amin, among others, were present.

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