Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged people to vote in favour of Awami League in the upcoming election so as to maintain the pace of development, UNB reported.
“Bangladesh has become an emerging light in the world community. Bangladesh is moving ahead, and it will continue its forward march,” the PM said.
“Still, I am aware that there are many conspiracies and evil designs against the country; there are plenty of anti-liberation forces, their collaborators and adulators who will continue their conspiracies,” she said.
According to the report, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, made these statements while laying the foundation stone of the party central office at 23 Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka at an event marking the party’s 68th founding anniversary.
She said the government wants to build the country into a developed and prosperous one.
“This will be done by Awami League. Only the Awami League can carry through and change the fate of the people,” she said.
During the AL-led rule, Hasina said, the country gained recognition worldwide as a role model of development. “This has to continue to keep up the pace of development. The Awami League has to form a government again to serve the people,” she further said.
She said the AL has worked to improve the socioeconomic condition of rural people and to remove any disparity between the rich and the poor while in power.
Sheikh Hasina urged the public to compare the AL tenures with the others. She directed AL leaders and workers to build themselves up with the ideals of Bangabandhu and stand beside the public.
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Prime Minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina was hoisting the national flag to initiate the celebration of the party’s 68th founding anniversary in Dhanmondi, Dhaka on Friday BSS[/caption]
She said Bangabandhu struggled in his life to ensure the overall development of the public and the fulfillment of their basic rights, and gave us an independent country and a separate identity in the world.
Dubbing the 1996-2001 term of her government a golden era of Bangladesh, she said people for the first time understood that a government exists only to serve them during her rule
During 2009-2017, Hasina recalled, much marked development had taken place in all sectors, including the economic, social and cultural fields.
She reiterated her commitment to turn Bangladesh into a middle-income digital nation by 2021 and a front-ranking developed one in South Asia by 2041.
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader spoke as well.
Party senior leaders, including Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, AL Presidium members Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and Adv Sahara Khatun, and joint secretaries Dr Dipu Moni and Jahnagir Kabir Nanak were present.
The 10-storey building will have offices for the party and its associate bodies, as well as a conference hall, seminar room, digital library, VIP lounge, canteen, journalist lounge and a dormitory.
The president and the general secretary will have separate rooms, and the entire building will have Wi-Fi facilities.