Arrest drug dealers from own home first and punish: BNP

Arrest drug dealers from own home first and punish: BNP

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Dhaka, May 21 – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday asked the ruling Awami League government to arrest the drug dealers first from its own home and take action against them.“Now, a new drive has been launched in the country. It is good carrying out raid against drug. But arrest first the drug dealers at your own homes and take action against them,” he said while speaking at an iftar party at a city hotel.
The BNP secretary general accused the government of releasing the ruling party lawmaker from Cox’sbazar on bail although, he said the lawmaker is, reportedly, continuing his business safely.
He claimed not only single one or two, the ruling party men are doing the business at almost every places but they were being released after arrest.
Khelfat Majlish, an ally of the BNP-led 20-party alliance hosted the iftar Mohfil in honour of the political leaders. Ahmed Abdul Quader, secretary general of the party also spoke at the function that was attended by 20-party leaders Maj Gen SM Ibrahim, of Kalyan Party, Advocate Abdur Rakib of Nezam-e-Islam Party, Mostafizur Rahman Iran of Labour Party and Moulana Zafarullah Khan of Khelafat Andolan among others.
Mirza Fakhrul said that the government was out to hold another stage-maged election by keeping in jail BNP chief Khaleda Zia who he said as been bestowed the name mother of democracy for restoring peole’s rights through nine years of uncompromising movement. Has the judiciary been free Khaleda would not have gone to jail, he added.
He said the people of the country had fought the war of leberation not to be stripped of their basic rights of freedom of assembly, freedom of thought and expression. Journalists who wrote down to earth reports on the Khulna City elections have been dismissed from their jobs, he alleged and called for united of all political parties to restore democracy in the country.
Ahmed Abdul Quader diplored that the opposition had to take permission even for iftar mohfils. The ruling perty has emerged as userpers of democracy, he said adding the 20-party leader Begum Khaleda Zia, the three-times prime minister of Bangladesh and crowned with the credit of restoring democracy in Bangladesh after about a decade of stron g movement, was being kept in an abandoned jail in a secluded state.
Meanwhile, speaking at a press conference at party central office, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi yesterday alleged that the government would hold the next general elections in Khulna City Corporation (KCC) mayoral poll model.
“This government will follow the just ended Khulna City Corporation poll model in the next general elections. It has been cleared in the Prime Minister’s statement regarding the KCC poll,” he said.
The BNP leader said it would be suicidal for the opposition parties to take part in the elections under the Prime Minister.
The BNP leader criticized the premier for her statement that the ruling party candidate secured the support of Khulna people in the city poll due to massive development of the government.
He termed the statement of the premier mockery with voters of Khulna and said the premier underestimated the people by depriving them from the voting rights there.
Rizvi also criticized the Election Commission for its role saying that the EC has only implemented the agenda of the government in Khulna.
He termed Khulna mayoral poll as an unprecedented new model of elections which he said set another bad record in the history. – Staff Reporte

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