Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged leaders of “All European Awami League” to give a befitting reply to “rumours and propaganda spread allegedly by BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami against her government.”
She made the call at a meeting at a London hotel on Sunday. Hasina's press secretary Ihsanul Karim later briefed reporters on the issues discussed at the meeting.
BNP and Jamaat have earned a lot of money through corruption, and they are carrying out negative publicity against the government by capitalizing on their illegal money, she claimed.
Hasina, also the Awami League chief, directed the Awami League leaders to maintain unity and issued necessary directives about further reinforcing the organization.
She said she had endured pain and sacrificed a lot for the cause of Bangladesh and welfare of its people.
As a people’s party, she said, Awami League has to move ahead by working hard through ensuring coordination among senior and junior leaders.
Recalling the contributions of senior Awami League leaders in Europe after the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, the prime minister said she still remembers their strong role during bad times of the party.
Laying emphasis on maintaining the chain of command and showing respect to senior leaders, she said experiences and sacrifices of the seniors would encourage juniors to work towards meeting hopes and aspirations of the people.
All European Awami League President Anil Das Gupta led the delegation comprising party leaders from Austria, Belgium, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and France.