- Published on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:56
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina deplored BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia for her festive and luxurious visit to Cox's Bazar in the name of seeing the woes of the Rohingyas.
She also blasted Begum Zia for her remarks that the government failed to send back the Rohingyas to Myanmar and carry out relief operation among them.
Responding to a question from female parliament member Fazilatun Nesa Bappai in the House, the Prime Minister said Khaleda Zia's jubilant and colourful journey with hundreds of motor vehicles, drums and elephants made the people confused whether she went there to attend any matrimony or see the condition of the Rohingya people.
"Khaleda Zia's visit to Cox's Bazar was seemed to be showdown of her party and they have concentrated on that side," the Prime Minister said.
Sheikh Hasina said historically BNP has no record of standing beside the people during their bad days. She recalled the influx of Rohinghyas in Bangladesh in 1991 saying at that time Awami League reached Cox's Bazar much ahead of the then BNP government to support the Rohingyas.
Sheikh Hasina said Awami League always stands beside people out of its sympathy towards people as part of party's political commitment which is different from BNP and Jamaat.
The prime minister said Khaleda Zia has many histories of failure. She failed to foil the election, overthrow the government, wage movement and finally to win in the court to keep occupy her cantonment residence. So, she always sees failure of the government in everything, the prime minister said.
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