Staff Reporter | Update: 2020-04-15 04:17:05
Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said the BNP was busy criticizing the government for distributing relief in the case of coronavirus infection.
The joint general secretary of the party, Hasan Mahmud, made the remarks while addressing a contemporary issue at the political office of the Awami League president in Dhanmondi on Tuesday (14th April). Video messages of the minister's statement were later sent to the media.
BNP Secretary-General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has accused the government of negligence and ignorance in the fight against coronavirus. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed has complained that the country is crying out for relief due to the assassination and plunder of the ruling party.
Regarding the recent comments of BNP leaders, the information minister said, "I can see the BNP leaders talking at home for some time." They distribute a handful of material in Dhaka City, busy doing photosession and criticizing the government. They did not stand by the people. '
“In fact, these statements are similar to the way people speak when the beneficiary knowledge disappears. In this situation, instead of standing in front of the people, their leaders are speaking every day as part of the competition to catch the usual mistake among their leaders. We are on the side of the people, Bangladesh Awami League is on the side of the people. ”
Asked about the recent comments made by the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a private research firm, the information minister said that the government is giving rice to more than 50,00,000 families at a rate of Tk 10 kg a year for seven months. The government is also thinking of increasing this deadline. Besides, about one crore people are given different types of allowances. Adequate relief has been allocated for the unemployed due to Corona.
Hasan Mahmud said, “All this is for marginalized and poor people. But to my surprise, there is a research institute like CPD. In their study, these things did not come up. Bangladesh's GDP has increased almost three-and-a-half times in the last eleven years.
The minister also said that the income and purchasing power per capita of the people of the country has increased, but the sad truth is that the CPD could not appreciate it in eleven years. As a result of their usual attempt to find fault, this comment is customary. '
'It is surprising that the CPD study did not come up with one-third of the country's population currently under government support.'
"We want to take the country forward with everyone," he said. In this particular situation, the government has the mentality to accept the advice that anyone can give to the government, not just to criticize for the sake of criticism.
Information Minister wishes New Year to all the countrymen including media persons. Awami League Office Secretary Biplob Barua, Health Affairs Secretary Dr. Rokeya Sultana and Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan were present.
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