Source: STAR file
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she would not bow down to any national or international pressure.
"Sheikh Hasina does not bow down to any pressure. Be it national or international," she said in response to reporters' queries after taking oath for the third time as the prime minister at Bangabhaban.
Expressing gratitude, she said the important factor to her is not being the prime minister but to work for the general people.
In response to a reporter's question, she added she wants to work alongside the opposition. On the issue of the unique cabinet based on consensus, she said, "A similar government based on consensus was formed in 1996."
She added that, "We want everyone's co-operation," when asked if she will ask for BNP's help.
The prime minister said BNP has to sever its ties with Jamaat-e-Islami before holding any talks with the government.
Asked if Jamaat will be banned from politics, she answered, "There are cases on this issue. The court will take the decision."
The premier added that the cabinet will be regularly reshuffled.