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Nothing being done for flood victims: BNP

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 10:37 PM    |     Modified: Sunday, November 5, 2017 4:01 PM

Dhaka: BNP on Friday alleged that though the country has been affected by extensive flood, the government is only putting in its all-out efforts to secure its ‘illegal power’ instead of standing by the disaster-hit people.

‘People had an expectation that the government will stand by the flood victims with its all strength at this bad time of the country. Unfortunately, it’s busy working out plan how to protect its illegal power,’ said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

He came up with the allegation while inaugurating BNP’s youth wing Jatiyatabadi Judo Dal’s relief distribution programme at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.

The BNP leader said the government is so desperate to cling to power that it is now attacking the judiciary and interfering in its independence. ‘They (govt) are doing everything necessary to destroy the country’s democratic system.’

About the flood, he said people in the flood-affected areas are going through serious ordeal for lack of food, safe water and shelter. ‘But the government still can’t reach adequate relief materials to them. This regime has failed to deliver on all fronts.’

Fakhrul assured that their party leaders and activists will stand beside the flood victims with their best efforts. ‘BNP is working for the welfare of people. BNP is now there beside the flood victims.’

He called upon BNP leaders and activists at levels to come forward in aid of the disaster-affected people.

The BNP leader said their party men has been working in the flood-hit areas and giving the victims with relief materials since their chairperson’s call to do so.

Juba Dal will distribute relief materials, including rice, pulse, potato, salt and dry foods among the flood victims in the country’s northern and central regions.

On Thursday, BNP formed a central relief committee, headed by Fakhrul, to stand by the flood victims.

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