Dhaka, Oct 4 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Wednesday alleged that Awami League is trying to earn appreciation from people by distributing foreign relief among the Rohingyas on party line.
“The government is receiving relief materials from abroad. The names of UN and other foreign agencies are written on the relief sacks that Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader was distributing among Rohingyas. They’re busy gaining reputation by providing Rohingyas with foreign relief,” he said.
Nazrul, a BNP standing committee member, came up with the remarks while speaking at a national convention on the Rohingya crisis arranged by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh at the Jatiya Press Club.
He said many people have been coming forward with huge relief materials out of their sense of humanity since the Rohingyas started taking shelter in Cox’s Bazar in the face of persecution by Myanmar security forces.
The BNP leader said discipline has restored in distribution of relief as the government engaged army in the task following BNP’s demand for it.
Nazrul opposed the government’s move to relocate Rohingyas to other places from Cox’s Bazar saying it is a negative plan which will encourage Myanmar not to take back its citizens.
He said the government should make strong diplomatic efforts to force Myanmar to take back its all citizens who have taken shelter in Bangladesh shelving its plan of relocating the Rohingya refugees.
The BNP leader said the friendly countries like India, China and Russia have taken Myanmar’s side due to the government’s diplomatic failure.
He called upon the government to take effective steps to convince the friendly and influential countries to help the country overcome the Rohingya crisis and repatriate Rohingyas ensuring their dignity, security and citizenship.