BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that the government has put the country’s people in a serious risk of coronavirus by adopting a go-alone policy.
“The government couldn't take combined steps to prevent the coronavirus. In fact, they’ve completely failed to deal with the coronavirus. People are now at a great risk because of the government’s go-alone policy,” he said.
The BNP leader came up with the remarks while distributing Eid gifts among the family members of those leaders of the party and its associate bodies who were killed and made disappeared during the 'Awami League government’s rule', reports UNB.
BNP arranged the programme at its chairperson’s Gulshan office on the occasion of Ramadan. The party’s gifts, in favour of its acting chairman Tanique Rahman, will be distributed among such over 1,000 family members across the country.
Fakhrul said the coronavirus situation is taking a serious turn in the county as the government was indifferent to taking preventive measures at the initial stage.
“The coronavirus situation has exposed how fragile their (AL’s) governing system is. The health system has completely collapsed as the ordinary patients who are suffering from critical diseases like cancer are not getting any treatment,” he said.
The BNP leader said their party has been carrying out awareness campaign, distributing personal equipment among doctors and relief materials among the poor and the destitute.
"As an opposition party, we can challenge we've done lots more than the ruling party to assuage public sufferings. We’ve already provided relief materials to 7 lakh families through our limited strength. This number is increasing day by day, and we believe it'll continue to grow,” Fakhrul said.
He urged the government to take steps for uniting the entire nation to tackle the coronavirus disaster with united efforts putting aside hegemony, political vengeance and obstinacy.
Narrating the plight of the family members of BNP leaders who were killed or made disappeared, Fakhrul said people become helpless when the state itself 'indulges in extrajudicial killing and enforced disappearance'.