Corruption may lead to food crisis: Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent

27 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said food crisis may be created all over the country due to the government’s ‘corruption and incompetence’.

“The government has proved its incompetency by pushing the nation towards uncertainty,” he said at a virtual press conference on Monday. He alleged that the government has launched a crackdown on the opposition in the name of lockdown.

BNP leaders and activists have been arrested and ‘false’ cases have been filed against them though they were not involved in the recent protest staged by the Hefazat-e-Islam, he said.

He said party standing committee in its meeting held on Saturday demanded resignation of health and family welfare minister Zahid Maleque for his failure to ensure a smooth Covid-19 vaccination programme throughout the country.

Expressing grave concern over uncertainty about getting coronavirus vaccine, the BNP leader said that the Awami League government has entrusted its desired institution with the task of purchasing the vaccine in a bid to gain its own financial interest.

Mirza Fakhrul said the BNP leaders and activists can’t stand by people during this second wave of coronavirus pandemic as police are arresting the opposition leaders and activists.