Mirza Faisal Amin, younger brother of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Thakurgaon municipality mayor, has hailed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for implementing a development project in his area.
Faisal, also the general secretary of district unit BNP, praised the Prime Minister on Monday while speaking at a programme marking the inauguration of reconstruction work on a 1.75-km road from the municipality's Swarnakar Patti to Mirza Pump area, reports UNB.
"After being elected the municipality mayor, I couldn't do anything for the people of my area in the past three years despite my sincere efforts. During the Prime Minister's visit to Thakurgaon before the 11th parliamentary election, a list of development activities was presented before her, and we're now getting its results," he said.
The mayor further said, "I thank the Prime Minister as she accepted the demands of our municipality. During her speech, she had announced that the demands would be met."
As a sequel to her announcement, he said an allocation of Tk 18.5 million was made for the reconstruction of the 1.75-km road of the municipality.
Faisal, who elected mayor in 2016, hoped that the trend of such development will also continue in the days to come.
He also sought cooperation from the Prime Minister and the local MP Ramesh Chandra Sen for the development in the municipality. "Carry out development activities here in the interest of people and ease their sufferings."
"Now, I'm mayor of the municipality while the new mayor will come in the future, but the roads belong to people. So, party matters little here. The development of the area and its people is important," Faisal observed.
He also said it is unfortunate that he could not carry out development as a mayor in his area only for his involvement with the politics of the opposition party.
The mayor also said people in the municipality even cannot smoothly move in rickshaw due to the sorry state of roads. "The drainage system in the municipality has also destroyed."
Mentioning that a proposal for the implementation of a Tk 500-million development project of the municipality has been submitted to the ministry concerned, he urged the MP to put in his best efforts to get it approved.
The mayor also apologised to the people of the municipality for his failure to ease their sufferings over the last three years. "I hope all the development projects the Prime Minister promised to take here will be implemented with the help of our capable leader and our MP Ramesh Chandra Sen."
Faisal's elder brother Mirza Fakhrul was defeated to Ramesh Chandra in the December-30 national election in Thakurgaon-1 constituency with a big margin.
Speaking at the programme as the chief guest, the MP said their government will carry out development activities to turn Thakurgaon Municipality into a model town.