“Awami League is completely detached from the people. The sufferings of the people mean nothing to them”
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said the sufferings of the mass people do not bother ruling Awami League.
"Awami League is completely detached from the people. The sufferings of the people mean nothing to them," Mirza Fakhrul said today in reaction to Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader's remark on increase of power and water tariffs will not hamper general people's lives.
On February 29, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said slight increase of power and water tariffs was unlikely to cause people's sufferings.
"The tariffs of power and water have been increased a slight bid to ensure uninterrupted supply of the amenities as the government has to subsidize in water like electricity," Obaidul said in a press conference.
"We want to reach electricity to every house in the 'Mujib Year' and ensure uninterrupted power supply so that the people could not suffer in the upcoming summer season. Although the people face little problem (due to power and water tariff hike), they will be benefited significantly," he added.