Govt marking golden jubilee without people: Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent

27 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the Awami League government is celebrating the golden jubilee of independence of Bangladesh, excluding the country’s people. 

“The situation which has been created in Bangladesh particularly in Dhaka is not desirable. We saw that a curfew like situation is prevailing here as people’s movement has been stopped. The government is celebrating this day (golden jubilee of independence) keeping the people away,” he said.

The BNP leader made the statement while talking to reporters after placing wreathe at the grave of the party founder Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital on Friday, marking the great Independence Day.

BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Nazrul Islam Khan and BNP chairperson’s adviser Abdus Salam also accompanied Mirza Fakhrul.

The BNP secretary general lamented that the party’s committee formed to celebrate the day of independence with detailed programmes can’t observe the day. They also couldn’t go to the national mausoleum to pay tribute to the great martyrs of the war of liberation.

He alleged that though the country’s coronavirus situation has taken a serious turn, the government is showing callousness to it. “Rather, they (government) are busy with their foreign guests. They are not showing interest to consequence of people.”

Mentioning that there are some disputes between Bangladesh and India over some issues including due share of water of common rivers of the both countries, Mirza Fakhrul said unfortunately the disputes are not resolved yet.

“We want good relationship with all countries but we never want to be controlled by any country and the people of Bangladesh also will never accept it,” he added.

The BNP also arranged a virtual discussion in the afternoon to mark the Independence Day.