BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Wednesday alleged that the government has inflicted ‘great misery’ on the country’s people by increasing the prices of all essential and food items.
"The prices of gas, power and daily essentials have gone up. The government has inflicted great misery on people by hiking in the prices of the commodities,” he said.
Speaking at a rally, the BNP leader demanded the government take effective steps to lower the prices of daily necessities considering public suffering, reports UNB.
Jatiyatabadi Swechchasebak Dal arranged the programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club, protesting soaring prices of daily essentials and issuing a death threat to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Gayeshwar, a BNP standing committee member, said the current government has got isolated from the people and it will never be able to get elected with the people’s votes.
He called upon their party leaders and activists to organise BNP followers and local people at the grassroots level to ensure the fall of the current regime through a movement.
“We have to do what is necessary to oust the government… The struggle of the people never goes in vain and never fails. People all around, regardless of party affiliation, are seeking the resignation of this regime,” the BNP leader said.
Gayeshwar also urged the BNP central leaders to concentrate on strengthening the party instead of only chanting various slogans to make the party men ready for a movement. “We have to take control over all the highways and roads of Bangladesh and all alleys of Dhaka city.”
He said the ruling party has been staying in power by destroying democracy, killing people and resorting to deception and plundering.
The BNP leader said they will now wage movement with only a demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “There is no other way but the removal of this government. You have to be ready for a street movement.”