Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed hope that the people of Bangladesh will re-elect Awami League in the next general election to maintain the continuity of development.
She said: "In the next election, I believe the people who are now getting the benefits of development will surely vote for boat and re-elect Awami League to maintain the continuity of development and thus turn Bangladesh into a mid-income country by 2021 and a prosperous one by 2041.”
She made the statement while addressing a programme as the leaders of Awami League at her official residence Ganobhaban Sunday morning.
Awami League and its associate bodies meet the prime minister at Ganobhaban and greeted her on the 9th anniversary of her release from prison.
Hasina said: "Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is not amongst us now. But, I believe it is my duty to materialise Bangabandhu's dreams as his daughter. From that dutifulness, I have been working for the country's development and the welfare of its people."
The Awami League chief also asked her party leaders and workers to move ahead imbued with the spirit and ideology of Father of the Nation and render services to the country's people.
On this day in 2008, Hasina was released from the special sub-jail set up on the premises of Jatiya Sangsad Building after remaining captive there for nearly 11 months.
She was arrested from her Sudha Sadan residence at Dhanmondi on July 16, 2007 during the military-backed caretaker government, which assumed power amid the political changeover of 1/11, 2007.