Govt working in a free style sans accountability, alleges BNP

Thakurgaon, Jun 16 (UNB) – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said the current government is working in a free style since it has no accountability to people.

“Bangladesh has now turned into a failed state where there is no accountability. The government is acting as per its whim,” he said while addressing a meeting of Ruhia thana unit BNP in Sadar upazila here.

The BNP leader said the government has created a suffocating situation for those who believe in democracy through its repressive act.

“Many people now think what will be the use of waging a movement for democracy. But we shouldn’t forget that we got Bangladesh through a struggle. We must carry out a strong struggle now to restore democracy in the country,” he told his party colleagues.

He said the current parliament is illegal as it was not formed with people’s vote. “This is unfortunate that we could not protect the people’s voting tights.”

The BNP leader said the government is using all the state machinery to hang on to power snatching people’s all rights.

About the current budget, he said it is not a pro-people budget as it was designed only to protect the interests of a quarter.

He said huge money has been allocated in the budget only to provide salaries and facilities to government officials and employees.

Fakhrul protested the Indian border guard’s new director general Rajni Kant Mishra’s remark that the killings of Bangladeshi nationals along the border ‘are unfortunate deaths. “Many Bangladeshis were killed along the border, and such killing must be stopped.”