Treasury and opposition lawmakers on Wednesday in parliament asked the government to address irregularities in the banking and education sector to uphold the image of the government.
“Due to the mismanagement in banking and education sector, we face embarrassing situation,” Mahbubul Alam Hanif said while speaking on the thanksgiving motion on the President’s speech.“We hope that the people concerned will take measures in addressing such irregularities immediately,” he said.
Hanif said the government has various successes in various sectors. “But some failures make the achievements questionable among the people.”
Regarding Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s threat of waging movement to free its chief Khaleda Zia, Hanif said that such threats would not yield any positive result.
“Instead of issuing threats, you better take legal measures to free her,” he said.
He advised the BNP leaders to minus Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman who had been convicted in a corruption case from the party by injecting fresh blood.
“If you take the move, only then people may accept you in the next elections,” he said.Earlier speaking on the motion, main opposition lawmaker Fakhrul Imam slammed the government for its failure to prevent question paper leakage.
“Once, some questions are to be found on mobile or Facebook. Now a bus has been recovered with question paper. The process is completely out of the purview of the government,” Imam told the House.
The Jatiya Party lawmaker alleged that bribe is being taken in many ways.
Without mentioning the name of the education minister, he said question paper of seven subjects had been leaked so far.
Mentioning the irregularities in banking sector, he said the sector had been facing a crisis.
“Loans are being provided on political consideration,” he said, adding that the bank has now turned into a family affair.
The lawmaker alleged that instead of importing goods through the letter of credit, the whole amount had been kept abroad.
Without mentioning the name of Farmers Bank’s former chairman, Imam said an owner of the bank appointed 90 per cent employees of his area.
“If the appointment is given through nepotism, then how that bank will resist loan irregularities,” he said.
The JP lawmaker was critical of the government’s claim of providing uninterrupted electricity.
“We are not getting uninterrupted electricity. Power outage still persists, though the state minister does not acknowledge it,” he said.
The lawmaker said that the power plants would become a symbol of stigma.
“The major power plants, including the Rampal power plant, will not be in function after 5 to 10 years,” he said.
Power, energy and mineral resources state minister Nasrul Hamid Bipu, BM Mozammel Haque and Naim Razzque, among others, also spoke on the president’s speech.