BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday called upon the government to take immediate steps to tackle the floods shunning its "attitude of negligence" towards the miseries of victims.
"We've instructed and requested our leaders and workers to stand by the flood-hit people of the entire country. At the same time, we urge the government to take immediate steps to help the flood-affected people, discarding their indifference,” he said.
Fakhrul made the call while talking to reporters after paying homage to BNP founder Ziaur Rahman together with party senior leaders by placing a wreath on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, reports UNB.
He said the government needs to provide the flood victims with sufficient relief alongside rehabilitating them.
Referring to the experts' warning that this year’s floods may last for a long time, the BNP leader said the government should work out a long-term plan to death with the natural disaster. “The government never takes a long-term plan in advance and gives importance to the opinions of others.”
Replying to a question, he said the government still could not ensure sufficient relief materials to assuage the sufferings of the flood-affected people amid coronavirus pandemic.