BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain
BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Friday alleged that the country has been witnessing a fresh surge in Covid cases because of the government’s negligence to take proper preventive measures. "Coronavirus has been spreading in the country for the fourth time. This is happening due to the negligence of the government,” he said. Read: Govt apathy compounds flood victims’ miseries: BNP Speaking at a milad-mahfil, the BNP leader said China was experiencing a new wave of virus transmission, which was a wake-up call for the Bangladesh government to take effective preventive measures. ”But it (govt) did nothing. It didn't pay any attention to it.” Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, bemoaned that many people, including BNP leaders, are getting infected with the Coronavirus due to the government’s failure and carelessness. Dhaka south city unit BNP arranged the programme on the ground floor of the party's Nayapaltan central office seeking divine blessing for the speedy recovery of ailing BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Khaleda has long been suffering from various diseases, including liver cirrhosis and blockages in her arteries while Fakhrul has recently been infected with Covid-19. About the flood, Musharraf said while people are already going through serious ordeals in the affected areas, water levels in different rivers are increasing, causing a fresh worry. “It’s happening due to the onrush of water from upstream India where dams were constructed on the common rivers.” He said India opened all the gates of barrages during heavy downpours in the rainy season, inundating many areas in Bangladesh. Read:AL keen on EVM use to manipulate polls in new way: BNP “When we don't need water, we are flooded and when we need it, the rivers of Bangladesh do not have normal flow due to those dams. Our rivers are turning into dead ones and our agriculture, our biodiversity is being utterly destroyed,” the BNP leader observed. He said the government should have talked to India and asked it not to divert waters of different rivers to Bangladesh when it is experiencing severe floods. “But they can’t do this because of their knee-jerk foreign policy." “The government is sacrificing the national interests just to hang onto power. This is not the government of the people which hardly cares about people. It only cares about its own interests,” Mosharraf said. He urged people from all walks of life to get united to ensure the fall of the current regime and establish a pro-people government through a credible election under a non-party administration.
Accusing the government of unleashing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) against Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Friday warned that the consequences of the attacks will not be good. "Those who (AL leaders) are letting loose their student leaders and workers (BCL) and providing them with arms, sticks, and support to attack Chhatra Dal on Dhaka University campus should think of their consequences, " he said. Also read:Not Padma Bridge, massive plundering causes BNP’s heartburn: Fakhrul Speaking at a rally, the BNP leader said the Awami League government has been indulging in terrorist activities as it has become isolated internationally. “They have no support internationally and the people of the country have rejected them. They have now no choice as their ways all around are blocked. ” He said no party can stay in power for a long time by resorting to hooliganism and terrorism when it loses public support and the earth beneath its feet. BNP’s Dhaka north and south city units arranged the rally in front of the Jatiya Press Club in protest against the attacks on JCD on Dhaka University campus. Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, also warned the BCL leaders and activists that they will have to face the same fate as the attackers of Biswajit and Abrar Fahad for attacking the JCD leaders and activists. He said the JCD has launched a street movement for the restoration of democracy through their protests programmes at DU. "We would like to say that the leaders and workers of Chhatra Dal are the children of the people of this country. Their parents are also getting ready to resist you. All those are involved with BNP and its all associate bodies are brothers or guardians of Chhatra Dal. So, no one of these guardians will remain sit idle,” he said. Also read: BCL’s attacks on female JCD leaders cowardly: BNP The BNP leader said all the democratic forces and patriots will get united to make the ongoing movement a success. He urged the government to quit power immediately by dissolving parliament and handing over power to a non-party neutral government to avoid the consequences of the ruling party leaders of Sri Lanka. Once a neutral government takes power, Mosharraf said it will take steps for creating a proper atmosphere in the country for holding a credible election. "EVMs won’t be allowed in the election to be held under a neutral government. The country’s people will elect their representatives by giving votes in their own hands (through ballot paper),” the BNP leader said.
BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday alleged that the ruling party men are indulging in extortion in all markets and shopping malls across the country, including Dhaka, with the backing of the government. "The New Market incident ensued because of the extortion of those who rule this country and the thugs of the illegitimate government," he said. Also read: Dhaka north BNP’s 620 units form committees Speaking at a rally, the BNP leader also said, “Who are extorting money from all the markets across Bangladesh, including Dhaka city? Those who belong to the ruling party and its associate bodies are extorting money with the backing of the government.” BNP’s Dhaka south and north city units arranged the rally in front of the Jatiya Press Club demanding the release of arrested party leader Makbul Hossain and withdrawal of ‘false cases’ filed by police in connection with the bloody clashes in the city’s New Market area. At least 40 people were injured as a group of Dhaka College students and shopkeepers in the New Market area fought pitched battles last week. Later, two injured people—computer accessories delivery man Nahid Hasan and shop employee Morsalin--died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Five cases were filed in connection with the violence while police arrested former New Market thana BNP President Makbul Hossain in this connection. Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member said the ruling party-backed extortionists are responsible for the violence in the New Market area that claimed the lives of two people. “The shopkeepers of New Market put up a resistance against extortion while the cadres wearing helmets killed people to suppress this resistance. It’s now people's question as to why no case is filed against them (ruling party men). But our leader Makbul was arrested and put on remand as he has an only fault that he owns a shop in New Market,” he said. Also read: AL’s character to blame BNP for its own misdeeds: Mirza Fakhrul The BNP leader demanded the government immediately arrest the real perpetrators and put them on trial. He called upon the government to release BNP leader Makbul Hossain and withdraw the false cases filed against their party leaders and activists. Mentioning that Bangladesh is now under ‘misrule’ of the Awami League government, Mosharraf said ousting the current ‘usurper’ government is the only option to get rid of it. "The fascist and despotic government of Sheikh Hasina must quit power. We all have to take to the streets in a greater way to make it happen."
BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Thursday said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should reconsider his Dhaka visit in the wake of the Delhi riots.
BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday alleged that there is a ‘hybrid democracy’ now in Bangladesh as the election system has been destroyed here.
BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Wednesday alleged that it is the Awami League, not BNP, which has hired about 30 lakh its ‘armed activists’ from outside the capital ahead of the elections to two Dhaka City corporations.
BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Monday alleged that the Election Commission is not taking any step to ensure a level-playing field though their party candidates are being obstructed from carrying out electioneering ahead of the polls to two Dhaka city corporations.