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PM: Don’t let plunderers, killers return to power

  • Published at 10:25 pm December 4th, 2019
Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses Bangladesh Awami League National Committee meeting at Ganabhaban, December 4, 2019 Focus Bangla

Ziaur, Khaleda, Tarique are killers, she says

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon all to remain alert so that bribe takers, interest mongers, orphan's money looters, money launderers, grenade and bomb attackers, and arson terrorists cannot return to power as they will destroy the country.

“It is my appeal to the nation to keep these elements away from state power," she said, speaking at an Awami League National Committee meeting at her official residence of Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Wednesday. 

The prime minister added: “Ziaur Rahman, Khaleda Zia, and Tarique Rahman all are killers…they’re a family of killers. They just know killing, corruption, and money embezzlement, nothing else." 

Sheikh Hasina, chief of the ruling Awami League, said Awami League does not believe in the politics of vengeance, reports UNB.

She said Khaleda Zia is now in jail, not in any political case, but in a graft case where it was a matter of misappropriation of orphans’ money, and the caretaker government lodged the case. 

"We’ve provided a maid for her in jail…this is very rare in the world," she said.

Talking about the health condition of BNP chief Khaleda Zia, she said her knee problem is a very old one. "After coming to power in 1991, she underwent knee surgery in the USA and she did the same later in Saudi Arabia," she said.

Hasina said Khaleda Zia was seen sitting in a wheelchair, shopping abroad and performing hajj. "At that time, Falu (Mosaddeq Hossain Falu) pushed the wheelchair," she added.

Regarding the 2014 election boycott, Hasina said the aim of BNP was to block the ongoing democratic process of the country which they always do. "They never believe in the power of people and democracy." 

Hasina asked all to see that the government is conducting its drive against terrorism and it will continue for sure.

She called Khaleda Zia the “godmother of terrorism” in the country and that terrorists got state patronage during her regime.

"She [Khaleda] pampered Bangla Bhai like terrorists…she was behind killing people through arson attacks, and what could be greater terrorism than this!" Hasina wondered.