Rumour against Zia's family spread to Hide diplomatic failure: BNP

Rumour against Zia’s family spread to Hide diplomatic failure: BNP


Dhaka – The BNP on Thursday termed the allegations of money laundering against party chairperson Khaleda Zia and her family members ‘false’ and said the allegations were raised in parliament to hide the government’s diplomatic failure in dealing with Rohingya issue and divert the attention of people from it.“The government is lying about Zia family to hide its diplomatic failure over Rohingya issue and to divert people’s attention from it,” said party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a press conference at party central office.
The BNP leader also termed the PM’s allegation against Zia family ‘false fabricated and baseless’ and demanded an apology from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her remarks about Zia family.
Mirza Alamgir came up with the comments to give reaction over Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s statement in the Parliament about Zia family.
The Prime Minister on Wednesday told Parliament that the government is investigating the alleged money-laundering by Khaleda Zia’s family and her party leaders and appropriate actions will be taken against them if the allegations prove true.
The BNP leader alleged that Sheikh Hasina and her cabinet colleagues are out to spread the falsehood just for political gain and to confuse people being failed to tackle the Rohingya issue.
He said the government completely failed to establish good governance, boost economy, tackle post-flood crisis, improve the condition of roads and highways and to express condemnation of the Rohingya genocide.
He threw a challenge that the government would not be able to probe of the allegations against the Zia family and party leaders of having “fictitious wealth”.
Mirza Alamgir further said everybody from top to bottom of the government indulged in corruption and they plundered billions of dollars in the name of Mega projects.
He said they could not expect that Hasina holding  the office of prime minister would make such “irresponsible” comments in parliament responding to “false,” “fabricated” and “baseless” question.
The BNP leader said the premier’s statement was politically motivated to hide the government’s failures of condemning genocide in Rakhine state of Myanmar and containing price hike of rice. He also called the government to refrain from making such falsehood statement.
BNP standing committee member Dr Goyeshwar Chandra Roy alleged that police obstructed a preparatory meeting at his Keranignaj residence on Tuesday to mark the celebration of the ensuing Durga Puja.
Standing committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, vice chairman Abdulah Al Noman, Shahiduddin Chowdhury Annie, among others, were present at the press conference. – Staff Reporter


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