Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad yesterday alleged that though the government led by Sheikh Hasina came to power with a promise to provide the poor with rice at Tk 10 per kg and job for youths at every house, she could not live up to her pledges.
He said this while addressing a function on the Jaldhaka Dak-Bungalow premises marking the joining of activists of different parties to Jatiya Party. He said, "People are now buying rice at Tk 40-50 instead of Tk 10 while the unemployed youths haven't got jobs."
Ershad also claimed that no development took place outside Dhaka during the tenure of the present government.
Mentioning that he had constructed the Teesta Barrage, he said rivers have now turned into desert. "Cattle graze on the Teesta River."
The Jatiya Party chief claimed that people have got nothing other than torture, killing, forced disappearance and repression during the present government's tenure.Earlier, over 100 activists of different parties joined Jatiya Party presenting bouquets to Ershad.
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