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POST TIME: 9 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Casino drama staged to hide govt corruption, says BNP
Staff Reporter, Dhaka

Casino drama staged to hide govt corruption, says BNP

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday accused the government of staging a drama over the casino business to divert people’s attention. “The government’s corruption level has reached such a stage that it is now catching little corrupt people to hide that. I want to make it clear that the government won’t be able to divert the people’s attention by staging this casino drama,” he said.

Fakhrul was speaking at a discussion meeting at Mohanagar Nattaya Mancha auditorium. The BNP had organised the meeting to mark ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’.

The BNP leader alleged that the present government wanted to turn Bangladesh into an ineffective country in a “planned and conscious manner”.

The government has destroyed all state organisations, deprived people of their voting rights and justice, he added.  

Fakhrul, who presided over the meeting, emphasised the need to protest on the streets to oust the government, saying that the ruling party members were fascists.

“We all will have to get united and take to the streets to free Deshnetri Khaleda Zia and restore democracy and our rights. There is no alternative but to launch movement to get rid of the government,” he added.

Criticising the ruling party leaders for not accepting November 7 as National Revolution and Solidarity Day, Fakhrul alleged they did not believe in the independence and sovereignty of the country. “Those who believe in the independence and sovereignty of Bangladesh observed the momentous day,” he said.

The BNP leader further alleged that the country’s media was being run as per the government directives and that’s why the news on freedom fighter Sadeque Hossain Khoka was mostly published in the inside pages of newspapers.

BNP standing committee members Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, barrister Moudud Ahmed, Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, Selima Rahman, Shamsuzzaman Dudu, Habib-un-Nabi, and Shahiduddin Chowdhury Anie were present at the meeting.