BNP asks President, PM to get vaccinated first
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi urged President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to get vaccinated first with the one came from India to encourage people to follow suit.
“Follow the path of the other heads of the states across the world who given confidence and assurance to the people by taking the first dose of vaccine. Like them, you should take bold steps. If you get vaccinated first, people will get confidence,” said Rizvi at a press conference held at it party’s central office Nayapaltan, Dhaka on Friday.
He further said, “If you get vaccinated first, people will get confidence. Then the people of the country will have the courage to take this vaccine with confidence. The misconception about vaccination will also disappear. The countrymen will be interested in vaccination after overcoming apathy. Then the people will realize that you are dedicated to the welfare of the people of the country. You truly love the people.”
Claiming that India had sent the vaccine to Bangladesh as a gift to ensure the effectiveness and side effects of the trial on the people of Bangladesh, Rizvi said, “Have we on way to become dangerous guinea pigs?”
Criticising the government what he calls ‘government’s failure to check the coronavirus’ the BNP senior joint secretary general said, “From the very beginning, this government has been in a dilemma to deal with the Covid-19 situation. Corruption and looting have been happened across the country in the name of distributing relief to the people amid coronavirus pandemic.”
“With direct and indirect collaboration of the ruling party corruptions like making COVID-19 fake certificate, fake hospital in the name of corona treatment, masks, PPE equipment, and sanitizer were happened. The government has lost its credibility from the people because of this mega corruption.”
BNP Chairperson advisor Abdus Salam, Professor Sukomol Barua, assistant organizing secretary Abdus Salam and Selimuzzaman Selim, among others, were present.