See your own face in mirror, BNP to PM

See your own face in mirror, BNP to PM.

Hitting out at the Prime Minister for branding their party as a corrupt one, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday suggested Sheikh Hasina to see her own face in the mirror.

“The Prime Minister yesterday (Wednesday) made some objectionable remarks in parliament. She called a major party corrupt, but it had ruled the country five times since its inception and introduced multi-party democracy and restored press freedom,” he said.

Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader said, “You (PM) should see your own face in the mirror and know what people’s perception is about you before making such a comment. People know it very well who’re plundering thousands of crores of taka from mega projects and different banks. They also know who’re not indulging in corruption.”

Jatiya Ganotantrik Odhikar Mancha arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club, demanding the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and its standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy.

See your own face in mirror, BNP to PM

Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sharply criticised BNP for dropping Section 7 from its charter and making a convict its head.

“Will the party which accepts corruption as a policy or supports it in its charter and accepts a corrupt leader work for the wellbeing of people? They (its leaders) can commit only plundering, killing people and corruption,” she said during her valedictory speech of the 19th session of the 10th parliament.

Protesting the PM’s comments, Fakhrul said revered journalist ABM Musa, who died around four years back, had called Awami League men as ‘thieves’. “Even, Badrudin Omar while talking to journalists at Kolkata Airport a few days back also called them thieves by names.”

He also recalled that the army-backed government after 1/11 political change over in 2007 filed 15 graft cases against Sheikh Hasina while four ones against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. “But, she (PM) withdrew the cases filed against her keeping the four ones against our leader.”

See your own face in mirror, BNP to PM

The BNP leader said the government has filed 78,000 cases implicating over 18 lakh BNP leaders and activists and filled the jails with them. “You’re doing all these things as you know you don’t have any chance to win the next polls if our party men remain with people.”

He alleged that the government is arresting BNP leaders and followers to ensure its victory in the next polls by any means.

Fakhrul said Awami League has no legal and moral right to stay in power. “That’s why they’ve destroyed all the democratic institutions, including the parliament, administration and the judiciary.”

He called upon their party leaders and activists to get united further to ensure the release of their chairperson and other leaders, and an acceptable election through a strong struggle. “We must get more united to defeat this demon government.”

Later, Fakhrul went to BNP’s Nayapaltan central office and took part in its schedule programme of distributing leaflets among people demanding Khaleda’s release.

See your own face in mirror, BNP to PM

Earlier, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi inaugurated the leaflets distribution programme at Nayapaltan as Fakhrul could not attend in time due to his mother’s sudden illness.