Huge investment in power sector turns pointless: BNP

Huge investment in power sector turns pointless: BNP

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Dhaka – BNP on Wednesday questioned the huge investment in power sector as the country is now experiencing ‘serious power cut’ amid scorching heat.

“Lakhs of crore of taka has been spent on power generation. But, we now see a serious power crisis. So, the investment (in power sector) doesn’t match with the production,” said BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan.

He came up with the remarks while speaking at a discussion arranged by Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal at the Jatiya Press Club, marking BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s 36th death anniversary.

The BNP leader said the government must be accountable to people someday as it has failed to ensure power for them despite spending huge public amount of money from them for the power sector.

Nazrul said the government is conspiring to hold another lopsided election keeping BNP out of the election race as it knows it very well that people will not vote it for its misrule and misdeeds.

About the raid on their chairperson’s Gulshan office, Nazrul said the government has carried out it out of its nervousness. “The ruling party could not achieve anything from the raid, but unnecessarily lost its image.”

He said Awami League could not win people’s hearts over the last nine years due to its repressive acts and widespread corruption and plundering. “That’s what it fears fair polls.”

Meanwhile, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a programme in Thakurgaon alleged that the government has destroyed all democratic institutions only to unilaterally cling to power.

Speaking at the triennial council of Thakurgaon district unit BNP, the BNP secretary general said the government is now trying to establish its control on the judiciary.

He called upon people from all walks of life to get united to save the country from the grasp of Awami League and restore democracy and people’s rights. – source:UNB

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