Dhaka, Aug 3 (UNB) - BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Saturday alleged that the current government is more dangerous than dengue as it has involvement with many incidents of killing, enforced disappearance and repression on women.
“The death toll in dengue is much lower than the number of people who’ve been killed, made enforced disappearance and number of women who have been repressed by the government. So, this government is terrible than dengue,” he said.
Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, “Dengue will be controlled at one stage with united efforts of all. But we should think how we’ll be organised to save people from those who’re involved with the incidents of murder, enforced disappearance, oppression on women and child abduction.”
Gayeshwar, a BNP standing committee member, came up with the remarks while speaking at a seminar arranged by Jatiya Manobadhikar Andolon at the Jatiya Press Club.
Describing dengue as a national crisis, he said a coordinated effort is necessary to overcome it.
He also said ades mosquitos can bite anyone if they get chance as they do not know who belongs to Awami League or BNP. “So, this problem should be resolved through united efforts.”
He criticised the two Dhaka city corporations for what he said their failure to tackle mosquito menace due to the import of adulterated insecticide through corruption.
The BNP leader said the dengue situation could not have taken such an alarming turn had the city corporations carried out anti-mosquito drives properly.
Gayeshwar said the remarks of the ministers indicate that the government is not in a good shape. ”The Prime Minister has long been receiving treatment in London. It seems the PM’s condition is worse than the country’s one. Had she been in good position she would have returned home cutting short her trip since people were dying of dengue and facing flood.”
He also wished early recovery of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “She (PM) is suffering from eye problem. We pray to God so that she can see and hear properly. If her eyesight improves, she’ll be able to realise the language of people’s eyes. If her hearing improves, she can hear people’s screams.“
The BNP leader said their party chairperson Khaleda Zia will not be freed unless a strong movement can be initiated as political leaders are usually released through a political movement. “Since our leader (Khaleda) has been in jail, we couldn’t wage any such movement that the government would be forced to release her.”