Countrymen living in prison: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today alleged that the countrymen are living inside a prison and that the people must come out of it.

“I will call upon you, come forth, we must unite to take our rightful rights,” Fakhrul said at a human chain programme held at Jatiya Press Club, reports Prothom Alo.

The chain was organised by Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal demanding a full disclosure of the deals Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina signed during her recent visit to India.

“The things we had as trump cards, our prime minister has handed them over to India. She gave transit, permission to use ports, deficit in business,” Fakhrul alleged.

“In return, we got nothing but only assurances. The prime minister said ‘kuch to mila’. Our situation has come down to such, that we are now satisfied with ‘kuch to mila’,” Fakhrul said.

He said that nothing big can come out of the inferior mindset of the government towards India.

CRITICISM FOR ARREST WARRANT ON SHAKOO

Addressing a separate press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, Fakhrul criticised the government over the arrest warrant floated against Comilla city’s newly-elected Mayor Monirul Hoque Shakoo.

“The case was filed in 2008. Now, all of a sudden, the charge sheet has been pressed and an arrest warrant has been floated immediately. We condemn this,” he said.

Fakhrul alleged it was a politically influenced lawsuit against Shakoo. He demanded that the “false case” be withdrawn and Shakoo to be reinstated at the mayor’s seat immediately.

Source: The Daily Star

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