BNP observes 39th death anniversary of party founder


Dhaka, May 30: Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that the government’s decision to reopen offices and lifting the ban on public transports at this dangerous time of mass transmission of coronavirus infection was immature and short-sighted.The BNP secretary general also said that the government had put the country in risk by opening everything amid the risk of coronavirus transmission.

‘The government is saying that there will be no public holiday from June 1 and public transports will be allowed on the streets. The government has taken the wrong decision from the very beginning about all these. We think that their decisions are not only immature but also short-sighted,’ he said.

Mirza Fakhrul made the statement after placing wreaths at the grave of the party founder and late president Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Banglanagar in Dhaka marking his 39th death anniversary.

He said that they placed wreaths at the grave of Zia on behalf of the party chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting chairperson Tarique Rahman.

The BNP leader said that people should keep staying at their houses and maintaining social distancing as the number of infections and deaths was increasing every day.

The BNP leader said that the country did not have any democracy; the basic rights of the people were snatched and human rights were violated and the government, having no connection with people, was not working for the welfare of people.

He said that they vowed to stand by people at this tough time and restore democracy in the country.

BNP standing committee members Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Nazrul Islam Khan, Selima Rahman, and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, among others, were present at the programme.

Zia founded BNP in 1978. He was assassinated by some army officers at Chittagong Circuit House on May 30, 1981.

Born on January 19, 1936 in Bogura’s Bagbari, Zia was a sector commander during the Liberation War.