Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged all to strengthen the hands of Awami League so that the country cannot go under the grip of hyenas like BNP-Jamaat.“Let the hands of Awami League be strengthened so that the parties of hyenas cannot play with the fate of people,” she said.
The Prime Minister was speaking at a mammoth gathering at Khanbari in North Medini Mondal in Louhajanj upazila of Munshiganj after inaugurating the river training work of Padma Bridge project at Janzira, Shariatpur and unveiling the plaque its main construction work.
Sheikh Hasina said the aim of her government is to serve the nation and its people, not to commit destructive politics as BNP and Jamaat do. “We’ve only one job and one aim— to do the welfare of the people and serve them. Not to destroy people, burn people and harm people,” she said.
The Prime Minister said BNP making Jamaat as its companion burns people as Pakistani occupation forces did in 1971. “They don’t have any affection for people, they cannot do anything for the welfare of people…they can only commit looting, corruption, money laundering and siphon off the money of orphans…they want to make the country dysfunctional,” she alleged.
Talking about the allegation of BNP that the government lodging cases against the BNP men who are contesting the Pourasava election, the Prime Minister said, “If their activists burn people to death what else we have to do?.
She also questioned whether these evil elements will be allowed to cheer by hanging flower necklaces in their necks. “Is Khaleda Zia wants it that will never happen.”
The Prime Minister said those who kill people through arson, the order givers, the arms suppliers, the planners all be booked. “The trial of each of them will surely be held on Bangladesh soil.”
She also made it clear that the government will not allow anyone to play ducks and drakes with the fate of people.
Munshiganj district Awami League organised the rally with its president Mohiudddin Ahmed in the chair.
The rally was addressed, among others, by AL Advisory Council Member Amir Hossain Amu, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, AL Presidium Members Matia Chowdhury and Nuh ul Alam Lenin, PM’s Economic Affairs Adviser Dr Moshiur Rahman, AL joint secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and Dr Dipu Moni, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Kamal, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, Food Minister Advocate Kamrul Islam, organising secretaries Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and Ahmed Hossain, Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Fazilatunnesa Indira, Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh, MP and Saghufta Yasmin Emily, MP.
Coming down heavily on the BNP-Jamaat alliance for its violence and atrocities in 2014 in the name of preventing the last general election, Hasina said a total of 157 innocent civilians and 20 members of law enforcement agencies were killed during their mayhem.
They also burnt 582 schools earmarked as election centers and killed presiding officers but failed to prevent the elections, the Prime Minister mentioned.
To foil the trial of the war criminals again in January 2015, Hasina further alleged, the BNP chief along with 68 leaders and workers stayed over three months at her political office and directed their workers to unleash atrocities across the country with a vow to topple the government, but failed.
Hasina said Bangladesh would be freed from stigma with completion of the ongoing trial of war criminals whatever the conspiracy is hatched against it.
She the country saw no marked development during 21 years from 1975 but Bangladesh is now the role model of development in the world with many big visible developments, including a number of major infrastructure ones.
Terming the withdrawal of fund from Padma Bridge project by the World Bank a conspiracy against the country, Hasina said the bridge is a reality now with country’s own resources.
She thanked those people of the country who inspired her and stood beside her when she appealed for fund for the mega bridge project, also those who provided lands for the bridge project, and sought their cooperation in completing the project.
The Prime Minister assured them of taking appropriate rehabilitation measures and their children would get opportunities of education and employments. Satellite towns will also be built on both sides of the bridge, she added.