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‘Govt sinks in corruption up to its throat’

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that Awami League leaders have bogged down in corruption, shattering the country’s socio-political and economic structures.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that Awami League leaders have bogged down in corruption, shattering the country’s socio-political and economic structures.

“The government has sunk in corruption up to its throat. From their high-level leaders to the grassroots are now immersed in corruption, and we’ve seen some evidence of that over the last few days,” he said.

The BNP leader came up with the comments while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave together with newly elected president and general secretary of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD).

He also accused the ruling party leaders, including that of Jubo League and Chhatra League, of creating an awful situation for the country by seriously indulging in corruption.

“It’s breaking down the country’s sociopolitical and economic structures,” he said.

Regarding the recent arrests of two Jubo league leaders as part of a crackdown on illegal casinos and businesses, he said now snakes are coming out from earthworm's holes.

About the ruling party’s allegation that the arrested duo was involved with BNP politics in the past, he said Awami League leaders are making such remarks only to avoid their responsibility.

He added: “There’s no point in making such comments as people understand everything.  They (AL leaders) all are involved in corruption. No-one is left clean.”  

After nearly 27 years, JCD, the student wing of BNP, got its president and general secretary elected through direct balloting on Wednesday night.

Fazlur Rahman Khokon and Iqbal Hossain Shamol were elected JCD president and general secretary respectively.

 

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