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Govt paying no attention to flood victims: Fakhrul

June 23, 2022 00:00:00

BNP has alleged the government is occupied with the Padma Bridge inauguration, leaving hundreds of thousands of flood-affected people in the country's northeast areas in the lurch, reports UNB.

"The people of vast swathes of land in Bangladesh are going through a miserable condition amid severe floods. Many people and their houses, cattle and valuables were washed away by the floodwaters," said party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

The BNP leader came up with the remarks while speaking at a discussion, organised by Zia Smriti Pathagar at the party's Nayapaltan central office in the city on Wednesday.

He also said the sufferings of the flood-hit people know no bound for the shortage of food, medicines and relief materials.

"It's unfortunate that the government is now focusing on the inauguration festival of the Padma Bridge instead of paying attention to people's sufferings, rescuing the affected people and ensuring adequate relief materials for them," the BNP leader observed.

Fakhrul said the current 'usurper' government has been indulging in 'corruption' in the name of development and siphoning off money abroad.

"On the one hand, the growing prices of commodities and the current floods have made people's lives miserable," the BNP leader observed.

He also alleged the government has turned Bangladesh into a failed state by destroying all the state institutions through politicisation.

The BNP leader called upon people from all walks of life to get united to 'restore' democracy and establish a pro-people government by ousting the Awami League regime through a strong movement.

Fakhrul urged the BNP leaders and activists to take steps to present the life, work, honesty and ideology of Ziaur Rahman before the new generation through publications and publicity.

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