Friday, April 20, 2018 | ePaper

AL's boat already sank: Khaleda

  • Print
UNB, Dhaka :
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday said Awami League is unable to realise that its boat has already sunk due to the current government's 'misrule and failure' to run the country.
"You (PM) are going to different places in helicopters in the name of inaugurating projects. What're you exactly inaugurating as you're seeking votes for boat without realising that it has already sunk. You won't be able to salvage it with thousands of people's efforts," she said.
The BNP chief came up with remarks while speaking at an ifatr party arranged by Jatiya Ganatantrik Party (Jagpa) at Emmanuelle's Convention Center at Gulshan.
Khaleda warned the ruling party that its alliance partners will neither be able to do anything for the country nor for Awami League.
She renewed her party's demand for holding the next election under an election-time neutral and supportive government to 'restore' democracy in the country. "No election will be allowed to be held under Hasina, and she must quit for holding an inclusive election."
Khaleda said her party will join the next polls under a 'supportive' government. "We'll implement our Vision 2030 and all other promises by winning election."
She voiced concern that the homebound people are going through immense sufferings due to rundown roads and highways.
The BNP chief said no effective step is in sight by the government to stand besides landslide victims and rehabilitate them in Rangamati and Bandarban.
She also criticised the Prime Minister for staying abroad when the country faced a serious natural disaster. "As she is AL's Prime Minister, not people's one, she is busy touring aboard instead of standing by people."
Khaleda also questioned how the Prime Minister left the country after knowing that severe landslides hit the hill districts. "Is it her sense of responsibility to people? She may shed crocodile tears now returning home."
Khaleda also expressed her anger over the soaring prices of essentials and rice amid the hike of gas and power tariffs.
The top leaders of BNP and the 20-party alliance joined the ifatr party.

More News For this Category

DU to showcause 26 for 'harassing' Esha

Staff Reporter :In an unexpected turn of events the Dhaka University administration has decided to  issue show cause notices against 26 residential students of Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall for

Hasina is on the 2018 TIME 100 list

Jago News Desk :Three-time Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is on the list of  2018  TIME magazine world's most influential people published on Thursday.U.S president Donald Trump, Japanese Premier Shinzo

UK AL demands Tarique's extradition

bdnews24.com :A day after Sheikh Hasina said her government is trying to negotiate the extradition of Tarique Rahman, the UK chapter of the Awami League has demanded that the

Restricting ship movements in Sundarbans river routes urged

UNB, Dhaka :Speakers at a roundtable in the city have called for making the river routes in Sundarbans off limit for the ships carrying oil, chemical, coal and harmful

Man shot dead by 'robbers' in Sylhet

UNB, Sylhet :A man was shot to death allegedly by some robbers at Chotodesh village in Kanaighat upazila early Thursday.The deceased was identified as Ifzal Uddin, 45, son of

Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves

Reuters, Beirut/Amman :The Syrian government stepped up its efforts on Thursday to retake the opposition's last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported

PM clears 13 urgent files from UK

UNB, London :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is now in London to join the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), has cleared 13 urgent files digitally."Despite her busy

Editors' concern over proposals logical: Anisul

UNB, Dhaka :Describing the Editors' Council's concern over some sections of the proposed Digital Security Act as logical Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday assured that steps will be

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

AP, Bangkok :Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the

EC works for expats' rights to vote

Staff Reporter :Chief Election Commissioner K M Nurul Huda said, EC is working for the expatriates' rights to vote in the coming National Polls.  To ensure the immigrants' voting