BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday alleged that the government is currying favour with foreigners to save itself from its own "misdeeds"
"Awami League has been there in power by committing all misdeeds and now it’s trying to appease the foreigners for survival," he said.
Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader said the government has got unnerved as its various misdeeds are getting exposed to the global community while the US imposed sanctions on the Rab and its some current and former officials.
“That’s why they’re now currying favours with foreigners in this way,” he observed.
BNP arranged the programme at a city hotel marking the World Health Day that is being observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe.
Referring to the Bangladesh Foreign Minister's recent meeting with the US Secretary of State, Fakhrul said the government is now running after the US as the national election is nearing.
“They’re going to the US and telling their Secretary of State to help them to bring BNP to the polls…but these people used to say whether we seek favour from foreigners and work with their help.
Earlier on Monday, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen briefed his US counterpart Antony Blinken about Bangladesh’s “transparent and independent” election commission apparently suggesting him to encourage BNP to take part in the election process.
“Bring them (BNP) to the election process to follow the rules and procedures of the country,” he told Blinken during their bilateral meeting at the US Department of State.
Fakhrul said it is regrettable that the basic rights of the country’s people are not ensured even after 50 years of independence.
He said the country’s health sector has been completely destroyed due to widespread corruption by the government.
“This government has no accountability to the people since it is not elected by people. Whenever Awami came to power it betrayed people, “the BNP leader said.
He said the main goal of the current government is to make money by indulging in corruption.
“They’ve made money in the name of corona tests and treatment at different hospitals and clinics. We saw that vaccines were brought from India at three-four times higher prices to benefit a person. The entire health system has been ruined only to benefit government-backed people,” Fakhrul alleged.