BNP wants law enforcement agencies in relief works

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:27, Apr 09,2020


The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday demanded that the government should engage the law enforcement agency members in distributing relief materials during coronavirus outbreak.

The party’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the demand in a video conference from the party’s central office at capital’s Naya Paltan in the backdrop of news of misappropriating poor’s rice by a section of ruling Awami League leaders.

He said that coronavirus infection had taken a serious turn in the country and the infection had spread in 20 districts, including Dhaka, while the government could do almost thing regarding public healthcare.

Alleging that the country’s healthcare system had almost collapsed, he said that people were now dying without getting treatment.

At this situation, he said, the country had been witnessing food crisis and the people of middle and lower class are now facing hunger.

‘Though the government has been drumming up by saying that the government was providing relief, hundreds of sacks of government food are now being found at the homes of ruling Awami League leaders,’ he alleged.

He urged the government to appoint law enforcement agencies to distribute relief materials to the destitute.

He urged the Muslims to refrain from going to mosques for saying prayers on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat and requested them to say their prayers at their homes.

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