Politics

Drug peddlers are backed by govt, says Moudud

 BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed alleged that all the drug peddlers are backed by the government.

He also said the government is killing people desperately as they failed to control drugs.

The BNP stalwart said this while speaking at a discussion at the National Press Club on Friday.

Khaleda Zia Mukti Parishad arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club demanding the BNP chairperson’s release from jail.

Moudud said the government was silent over controlling narcotics so long. Home Minister said that they had a list. If so, why they could not be able to control it conducting the drive earlier?

“Because, the ruling party men are involved in the drug peddling. They are getting crores of Taka from drug peddling. As the government failed to control it, they start killing people desperately. At least 58 people were killed in the drive in last 17 days,” he added.

The BNP leader also hinted that their party will come up with harsher programmes after Eid-ul-Fitr as it is the only way to realise their demands and free their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.

“I admit that it’s not possible to ensure Khaleda Zia’s release through court and peaceful action programmes. I think street agitation is the only way,” he said.

He said, “No public demand could be realised without a movement. We must choose the path which is conducive to realising our demands. We’ll have to take the path of tougher action programme after the Ramadan month.”

Turning to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s India tour, the BNP leader hoped that she will not return home empty-handed this time. “She’ll return home signing the Teesta water-sharing deal.”

Otherwise, Moudud said the Prime Minister’s India tour will turn into a failed one.

Sheikh Hasina went to West Bengal, India this morning on a two-day visit at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

Moudud said their party is working out strategies to foil the ‘evil plans’ of the ruling party to rig Gazipur election in the same technique they used in Khulna.

“It was the election of police and Rab, not of people, in Khulna. It was also not a fair and credible election there. Now they (AL) are out to hold the Gazipur polls in Khulna style,” he observed.

The BNP leader said their party leaders and activists will make their all-out efforts so that the ruling party cannot hold the Gazipur polls in Khulna style.