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Khaleda unveils Vision 2030

  • Published at 07:26 am March 19th, 2016

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has unveiled her party's Vision 2030 to turn Bangladesh into a higher middle income country.

She was addressing the inaugural session of the party's sixth national council at Institution of Engineers' Bangladesh on Saturday afternoon.

The BNP chief said Bangladesh will be the higher middle income country by 2030 and the per capita income will be $5,000.

She also said creative and effective initiatives will be taken to take the economic growth rate in double digit.

Khaleda said her party has finalised a draft of Vision 2030 which will be okayed in the council.

She also said the next election manifesto will be prepared on the basis of the Vision 2030.

Stating that her party does not believe in one day's democracy, the former premier said: "BNP wants to emphasise public expectations."

She also said democracy and development are supplementary to each other, not an alternative.

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"If democracy remains absent in a country, corruption and misrule dominate the society," she went on.

Khaleda said BNP will create post of ombudsmen to curb corruption and ensure accountability, if her party is voted to power.

She also said bicameral parliament system will be introduced in the country, if her party is voted to power.

She said the upper parliament will be comprising of eminent citizens of the country.

Earlier in the morning, the BNP chief inaugurated the party's sixth national council through hoisting the national and party flags.

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the welcome speech at the council.

Party's Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman addressed the council through a recorded video message.

The party leaders, councilors and delegates showed respect to those died or killed since fifth council of the party till date by one-minute silence in standing.

Alderman Joe Moore, a councilor of Chicago, made a speech in the council. He initiated to name a street of Chicago in the name of Ziaur Rahman.