Amid the ongoing corruption investigations against most of the senior leaders of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, the party’s senior joint secretary-general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday again slammed the Anti-Corruption Commission for what he said its discriminatory role in order to repress the opposition.
Briefing the press at BNP’s Naya Paltan office, Rizvi said that the ACC was working like an instrument of ruling Awami League for repressing all BNP leaders while clearing the ruling party men of corruption charges following ‘eye-wash’ probes against them.
‘The ACC is harassing all the senior BNP leaders just to squeeze the party [into extinction],’ Rizvi said, adding that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s conviction over a false charge is a classic example in this regard.
‘After being cleared, the ruling party men are doing corruption in every sector of the country,’ he said, adding that the latest instance was the unprecedented corruption in the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
Though a huge amount of money was spent for purchasing pillows and household items in the project ACC took no action, he resented.
Terming the AL an anti-people party, the BNP spokesperson said that it had no accountability to the people.
‘Instead of serving the people they are dishing out benefits to the corrupt officials who helped them forcibly take power through a ‘midnight’ election,’ he added.
But people are reluctant to organise a greater movement against the ruling party in fear of being victims of murder, forced disappearance and extrajudicial killing, he observed.
‘They [AL] have introduced a kingdom of devils and the situation will never improve,’ he said.
He also said that the release of Khaleda Zia from jail is the top priority of the BNP movement.
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