Ousting ‘monster’ govt now main task: Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent

17 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said now the party’s main mission is to throw out the incumbent Awami League government through a movement by creating national unity.

“Now our main task is to remove this government through forging a national unity. This monster government will have to be ousted through uniting people irrespective parties and views,” he said.

The BNP leader came up with the remarks while addressing a seminar on the possible adverse impact on the country due to the Feni River water withdrawal deal with India held at city hotel.

Association of Engineers, Bangladesh (AEB), a pro-BNP platform of engineers, organised the programme.

“They (Awami League government) held an election of dacoity. A new election will have to be arranged under a neutral government with the supervision of a neutral election commission and then a people’s government and parliament will be formed,” he added.

Mirza Fakhrul also lamented that no agreement is discussed yet in the current parliament of the country.

He said the long-pending problems with India could not be resolved as the current government has no bargaining capacity.

The BNP leader said the government has no bargaining capacity to address the problems with the India as it always depends on the country to hang on to power.

People have to realise that the more the current government will stay in power the more Bangladesh’s interests will be harmed, and its resources will get depleted, he said.

Mentioning Feni River is a river of Bangladesh, not a common one, the BNP secretary general said the present government is allowing neighbouring India to withdraw its water which is not expectable.

“The Prime Minister said how she can deny if anyone seeks water for drinking. That’s fine. But she didn’t say anything about the sufferings of our people whose crops and livelihoods are getting destroyed for lack of water from the Teesta River,” he added.

The BNP leader said India is refusing to give Bangladesh water from the Teesta while the issue of ensuring the fair share of water of other common rivers also remains unresolved.

“Since after assuming power, they (Awami League) have turned into a puppet government through sacrificing people’s interest, endangering sovereignty and destroying the democracy totally in conscious mind and planned way,” he added.