Dhaka, Sept 21: Stating that farmers are now the most neglected section of people in Bangladesh, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday urged the peasants to get organised for waging a strong anti-government movement.
“No one is now happy in Bangladesh and our farmers are the most neglected ones. They don’t get the fair prices of their produce. They also don’t get any help or any incentive from the government even at this horrible time of Corona,” he said.
Fakhrul made the remarks while talking to the members of the newly-formed partial committee of Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.
He congratulated the Krishak Dal committee members and asked them to form a full-fledged committee within a short time.
“The central committee of the Krishak Dal was announced at the critical juncture of the nation. So, they’ve bigger responsibilities in organising the farmers throughout the country by reaching out to them,” Fakhrul said.
He alleged that the current ‘fascist’ government has been running the country by ‘usurping’ power. “The people of all walks of life have to play a role in ousting this regime. “Our responsibility now is to organise ourselves and forge unity. There’s no other alternative to that.”
Criticising the government for what he said continuing its repressive acts, the BNP leader said their party Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been kept under house arrest. “Around 35 lakh leaders and activists of our party are facing ‘’false’’ cases while over 500 ones have been made disappeared and over 1,000 killed.“
Speaking at the programme, Krishak Dal president Hasan Jafir Tuhin said they will work sincerely to strengthen the movement for the ‘restoration’ of democracy by mobilising famers’ support across the country.
On Monday, BNP announced a seven-member partial committee of its associate body, Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal, five months after its national council.
Hasan Jafir Tuhin has been made president while Shahidul Islam Babul general secretary of the seven-member partial committee of the Krishak Dal.
On December 30, 1980, BNP founder late Ziaur Rahman established the Krishak Dal to ensure the rights and welfare of farmers.