Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday said that Jagannath University vice-chancellor Mijanur Rahman’s desire to leave his job if he was made president of Awami Juba League was an example of the rot in the society.
Addressing a meeting organised by Khaleda Zia Mukti Parishad at National Press Club in Dhaka, Mosharraf said it was reported that Jahangirnagar University vice-chancellor had given Chhatra League leaders Tk 1.8 crore as Eid tips.
He wanted to know whether the Jahangirnagar University vice-chancellor had a machine or a tree that produces money.
The BNP leader quoting media said the Jagannath University vice-chancellor said if he was given the post of Juba League president, he would quit the post of vice-chancellor.
‘It is unfortunate. I was a student of Dhaka University. I was a student leader and vice-president of a hall union and then became a lecturer of the university. I became assistant professor, associate professor, professor and then a chairman of a department. I witnessed a number of vice-chancellors from my student life to end of my job as a teacher. Can any vice-chancellor say like this? What a shame,’ he said
‘Imagine the level of decay in society. A vice-chancellor should dictate organisations like Chhatra League or and Juba League, but a now vice-chancellor wants to be president of Juba League. He wants so because it will ensure him crores of takas,’ he said.
He alleged the government destroyed the country’s economy and the administration was now unable to work independently.
He said the government’s present drive against casino and corruption was mere a ‘show’ just to deceive people. ‘Those who operated casinos were arrested but the ministers and lawmakers who patronised them were not arrested.’
‘Actually, the government has no accountability to the people and doing whatever they like,’ he alleged.
He alleged Khaleda Zia deserved bail but the government had been depriving her.
‘The prime minister kept Khaleda Zia in jail to remain in power illegally. Many were saying that the lawyers were not able to release her. The reality is the government is controlling the courts. Khaleda Zia was sentenced out of political vengeance,’ he alleged.
He stressed the need for waging tougher street movement for releasing Khaleda.