BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for joining a gala concert when common people are struggling to cope with skyrocketing prices of daily essentials.
"Such a situation has been created that people are lining up behind trucks carrying the goods of TCB as they can't afford to buy rice, pulses, oil and salt due to exorbitant prices. At the same time, our Prime Minister was listening to music in a concert and recording a video herself bringing a famous singer from India," said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, reports UNB.
Besides, the BNP leader said bureaucrats along with their family members are visiting Canada on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines' special flight on the Dhaka-Toronto route spending a huge amount of public money. "This is now the condition of the country."
He made the remarks at a civic reception at the Jatiya Press Club, marking the release of Ruhul Amin Gazi, a former president of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), from jail.
Ruhul Amin Gazi was arrested on October 21, 2020, from his workplace Dainik Sangram in two cases--one filed under the Digital Security Act. He was released on bail from Kashimpur jail on March 22 last.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Bangladesh Cricket Board hosted a concert, titled "Cricket Celebrates Mujib 100" at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, celebrating the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Oscar-winning Indian musical sensation AR Rahman performed in the concert participated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Fakhrul said the government has been extensively campaigning about providing 10 million people with special cards so that they can buy daily essential commodities at a fair price.