BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday bemoaned that Bangladesh is now facing a serious crisis of honest politicians.
“There can be no greater misfortune for an independent country than the lack of patriotism and losing people’s power to raise voice. The lack of honest people and honest politicians is now a serious national crisis. That’s why falsehood is now becoming the truth,” he said.
Moudud, a BNP standing committee member, made the remarks while speaking at a virtual discussion, marking the 36th death anniversary of former minister Rear Admiral (retd) Mahbub Ali Khan.
He alleged that the culture of lies has become widespread in the politics of Bangladesh, destroying the rule of law, good governance, people’s independence and accountability of the government.
Recalling Mahbub Ali Khan’s contributions to the nation, Moudud said he loved the country and its people as an honest, patriot and brave person. “He was able to protect Talpatti because of his bravery and patriotism.”
He urged all to get inspired by the works and ideal of Mahbub Ali Khan to get rid of the current political situation and protect the interests of the country and its people.
About BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, Moudud said she is mentally strong, but her physical condition is not good since she cannot receive proper treatment due to coronavirus pandemic.
The BNP leader also said it is shameful for the nation that Khaleda was convicted in ‘false and baseless’ cases, and already suffered in jail for two years. “Now, there’s no mutual respect and tolerance in society.”
The 36th death anniversary of Mahbub Ali Khan, also a former minister for communications and agriculture and father-in-law of BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, was observed on Thursday amid various programmes.
In observance of the day, a group of BNP leaders arranged the virtual discussion on his life and works.