SYEDPUR, NILPHAMARI: Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Sunday said that BNP goes into hibernation during any disaster, but they appear as migratory birds ahead of elections, reports BSS.
“BNP is never found besides the people during any calamity. They come like migratory birds during election periods and go into hibernation again after doing extortion and nomination trade,” he said.
He made the remarks while speaking as special guest on the occasion of handing over winter clothes meant for the cold-hit people to presidents and general secretaries of all district units of AL under Rangpur division at Five Star Ground here this afternoon, said a press release.
On behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, representatives of district units of AL under the Rangpur division as well as Nilphamari district AL are implementing the winter clothes distribution programme-2023.
AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader addressed the clothes distribution programme as the chief guest with Organizing Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi in the chair.
Dr Hasan said, “We came here under the leadership of the party general secretary, skipping other works at the directives of our leader (Sheikh Hasina) as North Bengal is facing severe cold. BNP is not found here”.
Noting that Mirza Fakhrul and other BNP leaders didn’t distribute even a single blanket in North Bengal and Thakurgaon, he said BNP was also not found during coronavirus pandemic, boat sinking incident in Panchagarh while AL leaders went and provided necessary assistances.
“BNP appears only during elections. Its leaders do extortion and nomination trade and get fattened as well as send some amount over the ocean, and he (Tarique Rahman) gets fattened too. This is the BNP,” he added.