AL spending ‘ill-gotten’ money on its council: BNP


BNP vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman on Wednesday alleged that ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) is going to hold its national council spending its ‘ill-gotten’ money, reports UNB.

Speaking at a discussion, he also claimed that questions have arisen in public mind over the spending of crores of taka for the ruling party’s ‘luxurious’ council.

“Big gates and archways are being made spending huge money…it’s an extravagance for Awami League’s council. No one knows where from this big amount of money is coming,” Noman said.

He further said, “I want to urge the ruling party to conduct a survey to know the perception of people about their council. Watching the gates of it, people get surprised and say this council is being held with ill-gotten money.”

Youth Forum, a pro-BNP platform, arranged the programme at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity in memory of BNP standing committee member ASM Hannan Shah, who died on 27 September in Singapore.

Noman, however, wished an all-out success of the ruling party’s council scheduled to be held on 22-23 October at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital. “We also expect the council to help the party take initiatives for the restoration of democracy and people’s hopes and aspirations.”

He also called upon the ruling party to take steps so that the city dwellers do not suffer during the two-day council.

The BNP leader regretted that Awami has been permitted to hold its council at Suhrawardy Udyan while BNP was dined it during its council on 19 March this year as there is no democracy in the country.

Mentioning that their party wants to observe ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ on 7 November at Suhrawardy Udyan, he warned that if their party is denied permission this time, they will take to the streets protesting at it.

Source: Prothom Alo