The Prime Minister urged people to see the errors and lapses of her 10 years period and to vote in favor of the Awami League
Claiming that all development and good work in Bangladesh have been done by the Awami League, its chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged people to vote for her party again to continue the course of development.
“Only Awami League thinks about country and its development... The nation can see development when the Awami League is in power,” she said at the unveiling of Awami League’s election manifesto at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka yesterday.
Promising to continue the track of prosperity and development, she said: “I am giving my word to you that after looking at the lessons from the past, we will engage ourselves to build a bright future for all and will ensure comprehensive development.”
Awami league will focus on 33 sectors, and deal with them with two strategic plans to achieve the SDGs and Delta Plan 2100, fulfilling the dreams of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the martyrs of 1971, she said.
The prime minister urged people to forgive the errors and lapses of her government in the last 10 years and to vote in favour of the Awami League.
“Awami League will ensure a fair, transparent, and accountable civil administration if it regains power," she said.
”We will show zero tolerance against all kinds of militancy, corruption and drug dealing,” she added.
The Anti-Corruption Commission will be strengthened, public awareness programs taken, and ICT will be used to check corruption as part of a comprehensive anti-graft campaign, the prime minister further said.
She also committed to implementing her government’s ongoing mega projects, such as the Raipur Nuclear power plant, Rampal coal-fired power plant, Padma Bridge, Padma Bridge rail link, Dhaka Mass Rapid Development transit project, Moheshkhali-Matarbari development project, Deep sea port LNG terminal, construction of rail tracks between Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar and the Payra sea port.
In the beginning of her speech, Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, four national leaders, martyrs of independence and victims of the August 15, 1975 carnage and August 21, 2004.
She also remembered founding leaders of the Awami League and others, including former Finance Minister Shah AMS Kibria, who were the victims of the brutal killings by the BNP-Jamaat alliance terrorists after 2001, heroes of democratic movements, and victims of the violence and arson attacks carried out by BNP-Jamaat goons in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, convener of the manifesto preparing committee and party Presidium member Dr Abdur Razzak also spoke on the occasion, while Awami League’s publicity and publication secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud hosted the program.