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PM: BNP-Jamaat clique to destroy country if returns to power

  • Published at 06:41 pm July 27th, 2018
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a meeting a meeting with leaders and activists of Swechhasebak League on the occasion of the founding anniversary of their organization at the premier’s official residence Ganabhaban on Friday; July 27, 2019 Focus Bangla

She also said Awami League brought back the confidence of people in government after its return to power through the 2008 election.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said the BNP-Jamaat clique will destroy the country with what she called their unbridled looting and corruption if they return to power as they did in the past.

"... They'll just eat up the country through their looting if they get back to power...there'll be no change in people's fate," she said during a meeting with leaders and activists of Swechhasebak League on the occasion of the founding anniversary of their organization at the premier’s official residence Ganabhaban, reports UNB.

The prime minister said Khaleda Zia could not restrain herself from embezzling even orphans' money.

"How they'll give anything to people returning to power...they won't be able to give anything to people, they'll just engage themselves in looting and corruption."

Sheikh Hasina, also the president of the ruling Awami League, mentioned that the BNP chief is now in jail for embezzling orphans' money.

"We didn't put her in jail for political reason. Had we wanted to do that we could have done that in 2013, 2014 and 2015."

She said the people of the country have no trust and faith in the BNP-Jamaat clique. "This has been proved," she said.

She also said Awami League brought back the confidence of people in government after its return to power through the 2008 election.

"If anyone does politics for personal gains that politics cannot give anything to the country, and that person takes everything for himself or herself...history never pardons such person," Hasina said.

The premier also said if the politics is just in the interest and welfare of people, then the politicians can give something to the country. "And we're doing that."

She said the main aim of the Awami League is to build the fate of people, not its own. "I'm not there in politics to make own fortune... I just want one thing-to change the fate of people."

Hasina said the government has already ensured food security in the country and want to make it a poverty-free one. "We're implementing programs to that end."

She mentioned her government wants to make Bangladesh a poverty- and hunger-free country one as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Swechhasebak League President Advocate Molla Mohammad Abu Kawsar and General Secretary Pankaj Debnath also spoke on the occasion.