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PM: People won't vote for BNP due to its past misdeeds

  • Published at 10:54 pm November 23rd, 2017
  • Last updated at 11:46 pm November 23rd, 2017
PM: People won't vote for BNP due to its past misdeeds
Accusing BNP of unleashing terrorism and committing unbridled corruption during their five-year tenure, Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said that Bangladeshis voters will not vote for the party because of those misdeeds. "I have firm confidence and trust in the people that those who have a conscience won't cast vote for  BNP... there is no benefit of dreaming (of going to power) and no benefit of talking too much. The people want peace and development," she said. The prime minister was delivering her valedictory speech in the 18th session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad. "The BNP will make people’s life hell if it comes to power again," she added. Sheikh Hasina said the BNP gambled with the fate of the people and made the country champion in graft for five consecutive years when they were in power. "They indulged in arms smuggling and their people were convicted for it," she added. On the other hand, she said, the BNP terrorists killed numerous people by firebombing buses in 2013, 2014 and 2015. "So how can those who have such (bad) qualities dream of coming to power ... will the people cast vote for those elements who are corrupt, terrorists and killers?” she questioned. Sheikh Hasina said the people won't cast vote for those who she said siphoned off money abroad by stealing and embezzled orphans' money and those who created terrorism, militancy and Bangla Bhai. The premier also said her government developed every organization and took the country to a dignified position. "We want development and welfare of the country and the people ... we will continue our strides so that Bangladesh is built with the spirit of the Liberation War," she said. Sheikh Hasina said Awami League maintained the trend of democracy and it has been recognised by the world as Bangladesh was elected simultaneously to the CPA and IPU. "When a question was raised about the country's democracy, we got elected in these prestigious posts. It's a recognition of our democracy," she said congratulating the Jatiya Sangsad speaker and former CPA chairperson for successfully holding the CPA conference in Dhaka this month. The prime minister said: "The people of the world have observed that despite adversities, we brought democracy but some people comment that this government is illegal ... it seems that those few people understood everything and they have more knowledge than those representatives who elected Bangladesh in CPA and IPU," she added.