Awami League has no base in country’s politics, says Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:57, Dec 10,2019


Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said that the Awami League had no base in the country’s politics.

He also observed that the ruling party should go to people now. He said these while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at the grave of the founder of BNP, Ziaur Rahman, at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka.

The leaders of newly formed central committee of Jatiyatabadi Samajik-Sangskritik Sangstha, the cultural wing of BNP, accompanied him.

The party on November 23 approved the 184-member central committee of its cultural wing with Mamun Ahmed as the president and Helal Khan as the general secretary.

Asked for comment on AL general secretary’s recent remarks that the BNP, being failed in movement, was making allegations to the foreigners, he said, ‘They have no other way without telling these. They have no room to go to people, they have no base in the politics of Bangladesh.’

‘Awami League should go to people now. If they think that they are a popular political party, they can cancel the last general elections’ results and hold an election under a neutral government. All would be proved to the people and the people would get a government of their real representatives,’ he said.

The BNP leader alleged that corruption had taken an omnivorous turn in the country and said, ‘Not only financial corruption but also social and political corruptions are big ones. Corruption has spread to all sectors.’

The financial corruption has reached such a level that the Anti-Corruption Commission chairman and MPs got into argument, he said.

On Sunday, the ACC chairman Iqbal Mahmood, against the backdrop of ruling Awami League MP Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh’s October 14 remarks criticising ACC for not taking action against former BASIC Bank Ltd chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu over BASIC Bank scam, raised question about Taposh’s authority of such comments and interference over ACC activities.

Fakhrul alleged that the country’s economy was about to be destroyed through corruption in almost all the sectors including share market, banks, quick rental power plants and mega projects.

He alleged that those who were arrested in the recent anti-corruption drive were small fries and that no action was taken against the big fishes who are affecting the whole society.

‘Not only that, the government remains in power forcibly by destroying the election system through corruption,’ he said, apparently meaning what BNP allege the government came to power by snatching vote at the night following December 29, 2018, hours before the 11th general elections on December 30, 2018.

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