BNP sees looting in everything: Hasan

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DHAKA, Jan 19, 2021 (BSS) – Strongly criticizing BNP’s comments
over coronavirus vaccine issue, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud
today said BNP sees looting in everything as it is a party of
plunders.

“BNP thought that the government could not combat the COVID-19
pandemic properly. Even, they prayed for massive loss of lives during
the epidemic and expected for an unstable situation in the country.
But it didn’t happen. For this, after being disappointed, they (BNP)
spread rumours through wrong news that vaccine would not reach at the
proper time,” he said.

The minister told reporters after a view-exchange meeting with the
leaders of Bangladesh Sangbadpathra Parishad at the meeting room of
his ministry at secretariat.

Parishad leaders MG Kibria Chowdhury, Rafiq Ullha Shikdar, Kazi
Anowar Kamal, Masudur Rahman and Nitish Shaha, among others, took part
the in the meeting.

Hasan said coronavirus vaccine would come at the proper time and,
even, the Indian government will give 20 lakh vaccines free as gift.
But, BNP is talking about the fantasy of looting as the party became
failure in everything, he added.

Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, said the
government will administer the vaccines through a policy.

Those who are front fighters, in the case of Corona epidemic, must
have the right to be vaccinated first, he said, adding and the
government would think about it and those who need to be given at
first will be given at first.

He said journalists worked as a frontline fighters with courage
during the epidemic and “I will urge the health minister to consider
the issue”.

“If BNP wants to get vaccine at first, then I can urge the health
minister to provide vaccine to BNP at first, he added.

Replying to a comment of BNP secretary general, the information
minister said, “I would like to urge Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to
talk about their own party’s authoritarian politics before talking
about others. They (BNP) did and took decision on the basis of what
are said by one convicted prisoner and another convicted fugitive, who
is now abroad.”

Hasan said had there been authoritarian politics in Awami League
than Quader Mirza couldn’t have talk like the way he was talking and
action would have been taken against him. But, it didn’t happen, he
added.

The minister said, but the secretary general of BNP has no ethical
right to talk about this as whose party show caused Major (retd) Hafiz
for criticizing them (BNP).