BNP terms proposed road transport law ‘jugglery with figures’

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:08, Aug 07,2018 | Updated: 17:17, Aug 07,2018


BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi speaks at a news briefing at the party’s central office on Tuesday.

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday termed the proposed transport law 2018 as ‘jugglery with figures’ as ‘miscreants’ and ‘godfathers’ in road transport sector would remain out of its reach.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party’s central office made the remarks.

He said the cabinet hurriedly approved the draft of road transport bill 2018 on Monday, saying the proposed law is not adequate for safe roads.

He said there remain doubts whether this law would bring back security and disciplined atmosphere in public transport sector.

Rizvi said people also expressed doubt whether the proposed law would be passed in parliament.

The senior joint secretary general alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina ‘let loose’ her ‘hooligan force’ on the agitated students for safe roads.

Rizvi said armed attack of ‘Sheikh Hasina’s’ golden boys  on peaceful programmes of students of East West University at Rampura, students of North South University at Basundhara in Dhaka on Monday proved that the attack was carried out at the instruction of her (prime minister).

The BNP leader said the prime minister’s statement made on Sunday about infiltration of third party in the students’ ongoing movement was an ‘indirect threat’ to the students.

He said people were surprised the way police, ‘Chhatra League, Juba League’ and ‘Awami goons ‘were carrying out attack on students and journalists.

Police act as aide of ‘armed goons’, he added.

He strongly condemned and protested the attacks on students and journalists.

Rizvi said cases were filed against the party’s  senior leaders including  secretary general  leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in charge of instigating the students movement.

He said BNP extended support to the students’ movement, saying the prime minister, ministers and high officials of law enforcers had appreciated the students’ movement.

If this is not considered as instigation then how could BNP instigated the students, Rizvi questioned.

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