Dhaka, May 26 : Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), a major political party in Bangladesh, alleged that the government has failed to prevent the coronavirus pandemic as it lacked coordination in its activities. Talking to journalists following visiting the mazar of party’s founder Ziaur Rahman in the capital after offering Eid prayers yesterday, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of BNP, said the measures taken up by the government for facing corona lacked coordination and consistency.
The opposition leader observed that the number of corona patients is rising in the country due to the government’s failure. Referring to non-availability of corona services at the civil health system, he said it indicated that the private health system almost collapsed. Hence, nobody showed their confidence there. Expressing his dissatisfaction regarding prevention of the deadly disease, Fakhrul said: “There is no sense of responsibility anywhere”.
At 1100 hrs on Tuesday, Fakhrul along with party’s standing committee members visited the grave of former president Ziaur Rahman at Sher-Bangla Nagar in the capital where they offered prayers seeking salvation of the departed soul. Referring to party’s leader Khaleda Zia, Fakhrul alleged that injustice has been done to Khaleda as her conviction was suspended only for six months. It was needed to release her fully, he observed. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia earlier used to visit Ziaur Rahman’s grave on Eid day every year after completing the party's programme. The party’s secretary general along with standing committee members is now doing it as part of maintaining continuity of the tradition since Khaleda Zia was convicted and sent to jail in graft case in 2018. (UNI)