Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Monday said in Parliament that the BNP-Jamaat always tries to hinder the country’s progress through destructive politics and hartals as they are jealous of the present government’s achievements and economic progress, reports UNB.
“They (BNP-Jamaat) are jealous of our achievements. They called hartal even for today but it went unsuccessful. I faced traffic congestion in two-three points (of the city),” she said while taking part in the discussion on the supplementary budget.
Matia Chowdhury said the present government did not approve economic wastage like that of the BNP-Jamaat alliance. “To them (BNP-Jamaat), economy means women trafficking and smuggling.”
“We didn’t buy tobacco selling milk, rather we bought milk selling tobacco,” she said.
The senior treasury bench member said the government maintained over 6% economic growth over the last four years despite global economic crisis and the opposition’s non-cooperation.
“In the last four years and six months, we didn’t live in luxury. We worked for the people’s welfare. We didn’t look at our own happiness, we looked at people’s happiness…there is progress in electricity generation that has boosted production.”
On Bangladesh’s win against Myanmar over the maritime boundary issue, she said BNP-Jamaat and Jatiya Party did not take any initiative in this regard. “We scored the win without any fighting.”
Matia said Bangladesh will also win in the legal battle with India in 2014 under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina if people voted them to power. “To make that happen, we need Sheikh Hasina, we need Awami League and we need boat.