Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday that Bangladesh will be ruled in accordance with the spirit of Bangabandhu Nation Father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s speech on his historic Homecoming Day in 1972.
“The Father of the Nation on January 10, 1972, the day he returned home, gave his political speech and ideological guidelines for governing the country. We have to move forward with this ideology; we have to move the country forward. with that. And the pace of development in Bangladesh must not be blocked, no matter what, “she said.
Sheikh Hasina said this during a town hall meeting here, marking the historic reunion day of Bangabandhu Nation Father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The Awami League hosted the discussion at its central office on Bangabandhu Avenue.
LA President Sheikh Hasina chaired the discussion, joining her from her official Ganabhaban residence.
She said the Awami League has been in power for three consecutive terms elected by the people. “If we had not been elected by the people, we would not be able to rise to power for three consecutive terms and complete 13 years [in power]. It’s reality. This reality must be accepted, ”she said.
If AL remains in power, the wheels of development will move, Hasina said, adding that those who made Bangladesh a place of killers, war criminals and corruption, there will be no place for them on this earth. . “This (message) must be clearly conveyed to them.”
The Prime Minister reaffirmed his position that no one will be allowed to play ducks and drakes with human rights.
Recalling the tumultuous days during the reign of the Father of the Nation after independence, she said some people wrote articles criticizing the Bangabandhu government, or created the volatile situation in the country in the name of a movement or socialism. scientist. “What did they really want to do? This is my question, but I haven’t gotten the answer yet, ”she said.
Descending heavily on part of the population, she said, it is the habit of a class of people to criticize all the good works of the Awami League.
“Those who never wanted the independence of the country, those who had ruled the country by taking killers and war criminals with them and wanted to destroy the development of Bangladesh, some of their ghosts are still in society and in the political arena. They are exercising these unnecessary whims, “she said.
Regarding the allegation of wasted money in the name of development activities, she said that if thousands of Taka crores had been wasted in the name of development, then how Bangladesh has become the model for development in the world.
Briefly describing the country’s various success stories over the past 13 years, Hasina said many developed and wealthy countries do not provide coronavirus vaccines for free.
“We provide completely free vaccines. So far 13 million people have been vaccinated.”
She renewed her call for everyone to get vaccinated to stay protected from the deadly virus. “And there is no shortage of vaccines.”
Hasina focused on sustaining the pace of development gained over the past 13 years under the Awami League government.
“We must materialize the Father of the Nation’s dream of creating a developed and prosperous Bangladesh without hunger and poverty. We must make this wish,” she said.
AL Advertising and Publishing Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap led the discussion.
Members of the AL presidium Matia Chowdhury, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman and AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, co-secretaries AL Dr Dipu Moni, Dr Hassan Mahmud and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, central committee member AL Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, organizing secretary AL Mirza Azam, Dhaka South AL President Abu Ahmed Mannafi and Dhaka North AL President Sheikh Bazlur Rahman also spoke on the show.
On January 10, 1972, Bangabandhu returned to independent Bangladesh via London and New Delhi after 290 days of captivity in a Pakistani prison.
Recalling the unrest that had been created in the post-independence period during the Bangabandhu regime, Sheikh Hasina said that people who wrote articles criticizing the Father of Nation government or created an unstable situation in the country on behalf of the movement or scientific socialism, in fact what they wanted to do.
She added: “That’s my question … still doesn’t get that question answered,” she said.
The prime minister also criticized the attitude of part of the population, saying indeed that it is the habit of this group to criticize all the good works of the Awami League.
She noted: “Those who never wanted the independence of the country, those who had ruled the country by taking killers and war criminals with them and wanted to destroy the development of Bangladesh, some of their cohorts are still in. society and in the political arena. They do these unnecessary whims. “
Regarding the allegation of wasting money in the name of development activities, she said that if thousands of Taka crores are wasted in the name of development, then how Bangladesh has become the model of development before the world.
Highlighting various successes in the country over the past 13 years, she said that many developed and wealthy countries do not give out the Covid-19 vaccine for free.
“We are providing the jabs completely free of charge and so far over 13 million people have been vaccinated,” she said.
The head of government renewed his appeal to all compatriots to get vaccinated to stay protected against the deadly virus, saying “there is no shortage of vaccine”.
Sheikh Hasina called for maintaining the pace of development acquired over the past 13 years under the Awami League government.
“We must materialize the dream of the Father of the Nation to transform the country into a developed and prosperous Sonar Bangla without hunger, without poverty”, she declared and urged all to make this wish.
Mentioning that the Father of the Nation had taught them to love the country and its people, Sheikh Hasina said: “When he (Bangabandhu) returned to the country on January 10, he said that the people of this country would get food, clothes and a better life, and that’s our ideology. “
She also strongly condemned the mismanagement of BNP-Jamaat, the mockery of Ziaur Rahman in the name of the elections as well as the anti-national conspiracy and propaganda against Bangladesh at home and abroad.
The prime minister said she would like to tell them, who are looking for corruption today, to try to remember how much corruption has taken place in Bangladesh since 2001, as they had siphoned off hundreds of crore from Taka to abroad through corruption, have made Bangladesh the five-time world champion in corruption as well as created activism and “Bangla Bhai”.
She also urged them, who are speaking today of loan defaulters, to know the aspects that Ziaur Rahman created a culture of loan defaulters in this country to create an elite class after taking power.
She continued that during the BNP regime there was a budget of 64,000 crore taka, but the current government has increased it to over six crore taka, which would not have been possible without the economic development of the country. .
Sheikh Hasina asked, “If the money was not spent, then how was the vast work completed?
She went on to say that those who raised the issue today regarding the election may have forgotten the story of the past.
During the BNP regime, she said, Awami League leaders and activists were tortured as well as vandalism and arson against their homes in the name of the election and manipulated people’s votes. which is known to all.
Locals leave no one without punishment This lesson was received in 1996 BNP leader Khaleda Zia when they stole votes, she said, adding that she (Khaleda) had to surrender to the President to submit his resignation from the post of Prime Minister. after getting permission from people.
The Prime Minister said: “Today we have created Digital Bangladesh and by using this platform they are spreading disinformation against us at home and abroad. Those who cannot tolerate the development of Bangladesh, often say that nothing happened, nothing happened. “