BNP urges countrymen to stand by flood victims

Says Regent’s Shahed symbolises AL rule

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:38, Jul 11,2020 | Updated: 01:02, Jul 12,2020


Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday urged the countrymen to stand by the flood victims and alleged that the government was doing nothing to safeguard the flood-affected people.

Addressing a virtual press conference from the party central office at the capital’s Naya Paltan, the party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that the government was now busy with corruption and Regent Hospital owner Md Shahed exemplifies of the Awami League government’s rule.

The BNP leader made the comments in the backdrop of the sufferings of flood victims of the flood-affected northern and eastern districts of the country and the involvement of Regent Hospital and JKG Healthcare in issuing fake COVID-19 reports without testing samples.

Rizvi said that the flood situation was worsening fast due to heavy rain in the upstream and tens of thousands of people in the north and east have become waterlogged but the government still seemed indifferent to the people’s woes while they are also hit hard due to the COVID-19 crisis.

‘In this situation, we urge the citizens of this country to come forward and stand by the flood-affected people,’ he said.

The BNP leader alleged that JKG Healthcare and Regent Hospital owner and AL international affairs sub-committee member Md Shahed, under the patronisation of the government and the administration, were not only involved in misappropriating cash money but also did business throwing people’s lives into danger by issuing fake COVID-19 test reports. 

‘People are considered an easy prey by people running such businesses,’ he alleged and added that corruption, irregularities, thievery and cheating were committed easily only during AL’s rule.

He alleged that the ruling party leaders and activists had been misappropriating hundreds of crores in the name of buying medical equipment even amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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