Her call comes at the ruling party’s Central Working Committee meeting held in person for the first time in over a year
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked Awami League leaders and activists to make the party more strong at the grassroots as the national election is approaching.
"The election is approaching. So, we have to pay attention to make Awami League more strong," she said while presiding over the ruling party’s Central Working Committee (ALCWC) meeting at her official residence in Dhaka on Thursday.
The prime minister, who is also the president of the Awami League, said that it has been possible to handle the Covid-19 situation as her party is in power.
She reminded party leaders and activists that her government has been able to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic single-handedly as the AL appeared as a strong organization at the grassroots.
She continued that relentless supports from the leaders and activists of Awami League and its associate bodies alongside the efforts from the government machinery have made it possible to control the Covid-19 situation.
She, however, said though the party leaders and activists have been standing beside the distressed people at the time when they have no work or are locked inside rooms due to Covid-19 risking their lives, no other political party stands by them rather criticizes the government and gives speeches.
"We have seen no political parties stand by the destitute people. They have no interest. They only give speeches and criticise the Awami League on regular basis. They are doing nothing for the people," she continued.