Ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said that BNP itself needs a state of emergency to come out of party crisis.
“Over the last one and a half year BNP could not arrange any demo for Khaleda Zia and they also failed to perform the role of a responsible opposition party,” he said.
Criticizing the call of BNP to declare a state of emergency to tackle the dengue situation in the country, the AL general secretary said, “They (BNP) are doing politics with dengue. Having failed in everywhere, they are demanding a state of emergency.”
The minister said during a clean campaign by his party to control dengue outbreak at Farmgate area of the capital on Saturday (Aug 3).
Celebrate Eid but stay alert
Quader, who is the Road Transport Minister, also suggested Dhaka residents visit their hometowns to celebrate the Eid-ul-Azha with their families.
Calling upon the residents of the capital not to be seized by panic, Quader also urged all to remain alert about the ongoing dengue menace during Eid-ul-Azha.
AL to form Dengue monitoring cell
AL will form a monitoring cell, comprising expert physicians, to ensure that the best healthcare services are provided to dengue patients in the capital as well as district and upazila-levels, said the minister.
Experts’ opinions have been taken to ensure all-out cooperation and healthcare services for dengue patients.
Earlier on Wednesday (Jul 31), AL inaugurated a three-day-long clean programme at Dhanmondi Lake near party President Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political offices.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, AL Joint General Secretaries Jahangir Kabir Nanok and Abdur Rahman, Organising Secretaries Ahmad Hossain and BM Mozammel, Cultural Affairs Secretary Ashim Kumar Ukil, Health And Population Affairs Secretary Dr Rokeya Sultana, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam, AL’s Dhaka North President AKM Rahmatullah, Deputy Secretary Aslamul Haque and AL’s Dhaka North General Secretary Sadek Khan were also present at the programme.