BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today alleged that the ruling Awami League is heading towards the path of “dynastic politics with an aim to materialise a one-party state” in the country.
“Who are being nominated? Who are being made chiefs of different wings of a party? You will come to understand if you pay a little attention. Only one party and one family are controlling everything. After all, a dynastic rule is on,” Fakhrul said.
While addressing a programme at the National Press Club in Dhaka, Fakhrul termed the government as “monstrous” and called upon people to join the movement against the ruling quarter for a fresh election under a neutral Election Commission.
Awami League has nominated Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, nephew of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as the party’s mayoral runner to Dhaka South City Corporation elections.
Earlier, Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash, who is also a nephew of Sheikh Hasina, has been elected as president Awami League youth wing Jubo League.
Pointing finger at both the leaders, Fakhrul said the ruling Awami League has completed all arrangement to turn Bangladesh into a one-party state.
Fakhrul said the ruling party is heading towards the path of dynastic politics ignoring all achievements of the Liberation War and destroying all organs of the state.
The BNP leader alleged that the government is appointing teachers to different public universities, including Dhaka University, based on political consideration instead of merit and competence.
Apart from this, he said teachers “with very poor educational background and poor competence” are now being made vice chancellors of different public universities only for political interest.
“The same thing is happening in appointing and recruiting judges with a motive to establish absolute supremacy in all sectors,” the BNP leader alleged.
Claiming that the country’s economy has been made an empty vessel, Fakhrul said the government is engaged in hatching conspiracy to make the state dysfunctional.
Fakhrul was speaking at a civic condolence meeting arranged by Zia Parishad at the National Press Club in memory of its founding chairman Kabir Murad, who passed away recently.