Opposition leader Raushon Ershad on Tuesday said the country is marching forward fast due to the appropriate role of Jatiya Party as the opposition.
“It’s well known that the coordination between the ruling and opposition parties is the nucleus of advancement of any country,” she said while speaking in Parliament on President’s thanksgiving motion.
In the past, the JaPa leader said, opposition parties never assisted and coordinated with ruling parties and this lack of coordination affected the country’s advancement.
Since 2014, JaPa, as the opposition, criticized the government, pinpointed its mistakes, and alerted it alongside assisting it for the advancement of the country.
“And that’s why the country has made a good progress in a greater pace,” she said, claiming that the role of JaPa as the opposition is not negligible at all.
She went on to say: “The essence of parliamentary democracy is advancing the country through the partnership of ruling and opposition parties.”
Talking about women empowerment in the country, she questioned where is the women empowerment in the country?
At this moment, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina indicated to herself, the Opposition Leader and Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.
In reply, Raushon said it has happened by chance. “I’m the opposition leader luckily.”
Raushon also criticised Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal for his remarks that Bangladesh would exceed Malaysia and Singapore. “I’m eagerly waiting to listen how we’ll do that.”
She mentioned that there is no money in banks as borrowers do not bother to repay their loans and siphoning off money from the country. “The Finance Minister should explanation how we’ll make the progress.”
She also demanded an explanation about the sluggish capital market and its future.
Raushon Ershad, also the chief patron of JaPa, asked the government to allow untaxed money, popularly known as black money, for investing in the country without any question.
She also blasted the city corporations for the prevalence of mosquitos as they do not clean drains in the city. “We pay taxes to Wasa and city corporations…if this continuous, we’ll stop paying taxes.”