Fakhrul greeted with garlands of money
Published : Monday, 24 December, 2018 at 11:23 PM Count : 461
BNP supporters greeted party Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir with three cash garlands during a rally at Thakurgaon.
Fakhrul, running for parliament from Thakurgaon-1, addressed a mass rally at the Sadar Upazila on Monday afternoon, reports bdnews24.com.
A group of supporters put the money garlands around Fakhrul’s neck as soon as he got up on the rally stage at Jamalpur Union’s Shibganj Senior Dakhil Madrasa.
“People express their love in different ways. This is an expression of love,” said assistant general secretary of the BNP at Jamalpur Union, when asked about the garlands.
The three garlands were made using cash amounting to Tk 35,000, he said. “One of them is from the BNP’s local unit for women. The other two were from locals.”
“The Bangladeshi people trust their military. We feel safe when they are on the field. I hope our soldiers live up to the expectation’s of the people. I hope they’ll do what the people want and ensure a fair election,” said Fakhrul.
The BNP leader said there was no system for getting justice in Bangladesh.
“People are weary from Awami League’s oppression. They’re looting everything. There’s looting at the banks and the stock market. All banks are fighting bankruptcy.”
“Let us not allow more time to this monstrous and fascist government. We will have to defeat them,” said Fakhrul.