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PM: Government working tirelessly to spread benefits to rural people

  • Published at 08:23 pm January 24th, 2020
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a joint meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee and the Advisory Council in Tungipara of Gopalganj on Friday, January 24, 2020 Focus Bangla

The main goal of the government is to change the luck of the countrymen, she says

The Awami League-led government is working tirelessly so that the grassroots and rural people get the benefits of all the achievements, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

She also called upon Awami League leaders and activists to follow Bangabandhu's ideology properly to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh free of hunger and poverty.

Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League chief, said this while addressing a joint meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee and the Advisory Council in Tungipara of Gopalganj on Friday, reports UNB.

The prime minister said the main goal of the government is to change the luck of the countrymen.

"Every leader and worker of the party will have to move with the ideology of the Father of the Nation. We will build a hunger and poverty free Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Bangabandhu," she said.

'Will continue drives against terrorism, militancy and corruption'

Sheikh Hasina mentioned that Bangladesh has already attained high growth rate and has a strong economy. "...We will continue our drives against terrorism, militancy and corruption," she said.

She said the party has been in power for three consecutive terms after the 2008 election. It was in office from 1996 to 2001. 

"As a result, the country's progress is visible and the people's fate is being changed," she said.

The prime minister said the government has drawn up elaborate programs to celebrate Mujib Year nationally. 

"Besides, other organizations and institutions will celebrate Bangabandhu's birth centenary in a befitting manner," she said. 

Sheikh Hasina said the name of the Father of the Nation was once wiped out by assassinating him on August 15, 1975. 

"But today none could erase his name because he struggled and suffered throughout his life for the people of the country." 

She said Bangladesh won independence through 24 years of struggle and earned its victory in the Liberation War under the leadership of the Father of the Nation.

The prime minister said over 82% people lived under the poverty level when Bangabandhu liberated the country. "But Awami League government has been able to bring down the (poverty) rate to 20.5%," she said.

She said the Father of the Nation liberated the country to change the lot of the exploited and deprived people and he also started the work to this end.

"But we are unfortunate that Bangladesh was deviated from that ideology and spirit after the brutal killing of Bangabandhu," she said.

The prime minister said the country started its journey towards development again when the Awami League government assumed office after 21 years.

"It has been possible as we are following the ideology of the Father of the Nation."