Sheikh Hasina said her government is advancing the country in a planned way to ensure a beautiful life for the future generation
"Our drive is on…our drive against terrorism, militancy, drugs, and corruption will continue," she said.
The prime minister said this while addressing a reception accorded to her by the Spanish Embassy at Villa Magna on Sunday.
She said the 29 years of misrule by Ziaur Rahman, HM Ershad, and Khaleda Zia after the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had created dirt, garbage, and crudeness in society, reports UNB.
"There has been a moral degradation of the people. We have to fix the sickness of our society," she said.
The prime minster said dishonest people have earned money through unfair means such as bribes, corruption, mugging, and terrorism.
" With their ill-gotten money, they think of themselves as great human beings; such mentality has to be eliminated from society," she said.
Journey towards development
Sheikh Hasina, the chief of the ruling Awami League, expressed her firm determination to take the country forward, saying that Bangladesh will never look back on its journey towards development.
She said Bangladesh has got recognition as a developing nation due to the various development programs initiated by the present government, during its rule over the past 10 years.
She also appreciated the expatriate Bangladeshis for their contribution towards Bangladesh’s progress.
The prime minister said her government is taking the country forward in a planned way to ensure a beautiful life for the future generations.
Coming down heavily on Ziaur Rahman, HM Ershad, and Khaleda Zia, Hasina said all of them had nurtured the war criminals and the killers of Bangabandhu, and put them in power to erase the real history of the country.
Instead of punishing the war criminals and the killers of Bangabandhu, they rewarded them, which led the country towards anarchy, she added.
Hasina said there was a move to erase the real history of the country by killing the Father of the Nation.
"They did not even allow anyone to play the historic March 7 speech. History cannot be erased. Unesco has recognized this speech," she added.
Following the footprints of Bangabandhu, Hasina said, she has dedicated her life towards ensuring the betterment of the people of Bangladesh.
"I am a full-time worker for the people of this country," she said.
Briefly describing various development activities of the government since 2009, the prime minister said 94% of the population of the country is now under electricity coverage, while the GDP growth stands at 8.13% due to these programs.
The prime minister said Bangladesh has attained its own dignity before the entire world, and no one can ignore Bangladesh today.
Bangladeshi Ambassador to Spain and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the World Tourism Organization Hassan Mahmood Khandker also spoke at the program. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister M Shahab Uddin were also present.
Leaders of the Spain unit of Awami League, Awami League leaders from various European countries, and all European Awami League supporters were present at the event.