Farmers remain most neglected
Stating that farmers are now the most neglected section of people in Bangladesh, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday urged them to get organised for waging a strong anti-government movement.
"No one is now happy in Bangladesh, and our farmers are the most neglected ones. They don't get fair prices for their produce. They also don't get any help or incentive from the government, even at this horrible time of coronavirus," he said.
The BNP secretary general made the remarks while talking to the members of the newly-formed partial committee of Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal at BNP chairperson's Gulshan office.
"The central committee of the Krishak Dal was announced at a critical juncture of the nation. So, they've bigger responsibilities in organising farmers throughout the country by reaching out to them," Fakhrul further said.
"Our responsibility now is to organise ourselves and forge unity. There's no other alternative to that," the BNP leader said.
Krishak Dal president Hasan Jafir Tuhin also spoke at the event.
On Monday, BNP announced a seven-member partial committee of its associate body, five months after its national council. Tuhin has been made president while Shahidul Islam Babul general secretary.