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Shun violence, PM suggests Khaleda

Update : 22 Feb 2014, 09:29 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called on BNP leader Khaleda Zia to shun agitation as her party had joined the upazila poll under the government and got better result than the Awami League, claiming Khaleda’s movement as “destructive” activities.

“The first phase of upazila election has held free and fair and the BNP got more chairman posts than Awami League. We have proved that Awami League could hold free and fair polls."

“So, you [Khaleda] should no longer press for agitation,” the premier said while addressing a party meeting on the occasion of International Mother Language Day.

“It does not matter who has won, the matter is that fair election was held. You [Khaleda] have said our government is illegal and you will not accept our government and will not join polls under the government but you have joined the upazila election,” Hasina said.

She also said once Khaleda termed upazila system “illegal,” but she accepted the system and joined the poll.

Hasina also blamed Khaleda for besmirching the country’s image globally through writing “fake” article in international media.

Sheikh Hasina also blamed former president Ziaur Rahman as the killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Awami League leaders Tofail Ahmed, Matia Chowdhury, Yousuf Hossain Humayun and Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique were present at the meeting.

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