Taking a swipe at BNP for allowing Jamaat candidates to contest the national election with its symbol ‘Sheaf of Paddy’, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said there will be no space for them(BNP-Jamaat) on Bangladesh soil as they were involved in killing people through arson attacks.
There ll be no space for them on Bangladesh soil as the smell of charred human bodies still comes out from the symbol of Sheaf of Paddy. Please be aware of them!" she said.
Sheikh Hasina said this on Sunday while addressing an election rally arranged by Awami League PirganjUpazila unit at PirganjGovt High School Ground.
Hasina, also the Awami League president, urged all to vote for Awami League for the sake of development, prosperity, beautiful and a developed life.
She said the next election is very much important and asked people to cast their votes in favour of Boat, the election symbol of Awami League.
"I do believe the wind is now at the sail of Boat…the victory of Boat is sure," she said.
Recalling the miserable days of 2014 and 2015 when BNP-Jamaat clique was involved in killing people through arson attacks, she said those who killed people through arson attacks are not human being, they are just devil.
Hasina said leader of BNP Khaleda Zia embezzled orphans money while her son is convicted of money laundering, ten-truckarms smuggling case and August 21 grenade attack case.
"What the development will be done by the convicted fugitive, what type ofwelfare will they do for the country?The people of the country need to be aware of them," she said.
The Prime Minister said whenever Awami League comes to power the welfare of people is ensured.
She said the government has taken steps for the employment of huge youths.
"Using the potential of the, we ll advance the country towards prosperity. We ll build poverty- and hunger-free Bangladesh as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman," she said.
Introducing the AL candidate for the next general elections from PirganjDrShirinSharminChaudhury, Sheikh Hasina said, “She s my daughter, I m handing my daughter to you…you ll cast votes in favour of me, but the name will be ShirinSharmin.”
Briefly describing various development programmes of the government in the last 10 years, she said the government has numerous plans for the coming days to make the county a developed one.
Local AL candidate (Rangpur-6) Speaker DrShirinSharminChaudhury, AL central leaders Jahangir KabirNanak, AbdurRahman, AhammadHossain, BM Mozammel, AFM BahauddinNasim and Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, AL Rangpur district unit acting president MomtazUddinAhmed, Jubo League president Omar FarukChowdhury and Chhatra League president RedwanulHaqueChowdhury, among others, spoke at the rally presided over by AL Pirganjupazila acting president AzizurRahmanRanga.
PirganjUpazilaParishad Chairman Nur Mohammad Mandal, who recently joined AL quitting the post of BNP PirganjUpazila president, also spoke on the occasion.
Addressing an election rally at Taraganj Government Degree College ground, Sheikh Hasina urged the people of Rangpur region to cast their votes for Boat to complete the unfinished projects taken for the development of the northern region.
"For the overall development of this region, we ve taken so many projects… we ve taken steps so that every road of this area is developed…we ve to complete those works and for that we need your votes for Boat," she said.
TaraganjUpazila unit of Awami League arranged the rally with its president AtiarRahman in the chair.
Introducing local AL candidate (Rangpur-2) AbulKalamMdAhsanulHaqueChowdhury, she urged all to cast their votes for Awami League to give it another chance to serve them.
"Please, vote for our candidates so that we can work for you," she said.
Recalling the miserable days when Rangpur was infamous for Manga and famine, the Awami League chief said the situation has changed here when her party formed the government in 2009 after the 2008 election.
Hasina said the government has introduced cards for farmers so that they could get their subsidy easily. "We ve ensured fertilizers, seeds, irrigation for agricultural production as well as ensured the fair price for their produces," she said.
The Prime Minister said every inch of cultivable land of the country will be utilised so that the food security of the country is never endangered, while the Manga never stages a comeback.
AL joint general secretaries Jahangir Kabir Nanak and AbdurRahman, Organising Secretary AFM BahauddinNasim and Jubo League President OmorFarukChowdhury, among others, spoke on the occasion.