Stating that Bangladesh has been witnessing a political deadlock, Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Monday said it has now become difficult for good people to do politics.
“Good people now hardly can survive in politics as they’re being driven out from politics. So, the expectations of people remain unfulfilled,” he said.
GM, Quader, also the deputy opposition leader in parliament, said Awami League is busy running the government while BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia remains silent after getting out of jail on bond. "So, there has been a stalemate in politics."
He made the remarks while speaking at a views-exchange meeting with the leaders of Jatiya Party’s Tangail unit at party chairman’s Banani office.
GM Quader said Jatiya Party is now the only party that has been there in the field of politics to establish the rights of people.
He said Awami League and BNP have failed to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of people since 1990. “So, people are now looking at the Jatiya Party with a high hope. They want to see Jatiya Party in power.”
The Jatiya Party chief said corruption has now become a principle of many people. “Corruption is also now a normal matter. If one refuses to indulge in graft, other people think he or she is crazy. Those who take bribe, adulterate goods and own black money are now progressing fast in politics.”
He said corrupt politicians are siphoning off thousands of crores of taka abroad, living a luxurious life by setting up businesses and buying houses and cars abroad. “But most people in the country are struggling to make ends meet. Even, many people can’t receive treatment for a small amount of money.”
GM Quader criticised State Minister for Information Dr Murad Hassan for his remarks on changing the status of Islam as the state religion of Bangladesh. “He violated the oath to preserve the constitution. The state minister for information should step down.”
GM Quader alleged that the state minister also committed a nefarious act by making derogatory remarks against Jatiya Party founder HM Ershad and the Army.
He urged the Prime Minister to take action against the junior minister and expel him from Awami League.