Police stop LDA march towards health ministry

Staff Correspondent | Published: 02:22, Jul 10,2020


Police halt a Left Democratic Alliance procession, which was brought out in protest against corruption and mismanagement in the country’s health sector, near Secretariat in Dhaka on Friday. — New Age photo

Police on Thursday stopped marchers of the Left Democratic Alliance towards the health ministry forcing the marchers to hold a protest rally on the road between the National Press Club and Bangladesh Secretariat.

The LDA, a combine of eight left-leaning political parties, held the march to press home their demands of resignation of health minister Zahid Maleque for his failure to face coronavirus crises and also his failure to control mass corruptions in the ministry.

Coordinator of combine and also central leader of Socialist Party of Bangladesh Bazlur Rashid Firoz said that the health minster completely failed to face the pandemic.

Moreover, he had failed to control mass corruptions in the ministry so health minister Zahid Maleque had no ethical right to hold the post and he should resign as soon as possible.

Communist Party of Bangladesh joint general secretary Sajjad Zahir Chandan demanded immediate resignations of the corrupt high officials of the health ministry and arrest of Mohammd Sahed, owner of Regent Hospitals, for selling false certificates of coronavirus.

SPB (Marxist) central leader Manas Nandi demanded trials and exemplary punishments of the health ministry officials involved in corruptions.

Chaired by Bazlur Rashid Firoz, the rally was addressed, among others by central leader of Ganosamhati Andolan Bacchu Bhuiyan, United Communist League leader Nazrul Islam, Revolutionary Workers Party leader Akbar Khan, Samajtantrik Andolan convener Hamidul Haque and Democratic Revolutionary Party central leader Shahidul Islam Sabuj.

The rally was followed by a protest procession that paraded different city roads.

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