Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at a rally in Satkhira today
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has to pay for the mistake she did by boycotting the 10th national election.
"The people of Bangladesh want peace. I want to warn you not to break the peace of the people, otherwise you have to pay for it," Hasina said while addressing a rally in Satkhira this afternoon.
She said the ongoing joint forces' operation in Satkhira will continue as long as it is required to eliminate the criminals and to restore law and order.
"The culprits involved in the killing of people and destroying their homes and business establishments will be tracked down wherever they take shelter," she said.
Hasina alleged that BNP did not take part in the election being sympathetic to Jamaat which lost its validity to participate in the polls following a High Court order.
Regarding the attacks on the Hindu people, the prime minister said BNP-Jamaat terrorists attacked the minority people as they cast their votes in January 5 polls.
"Don’t forget that Muslims are the minority in India. So, if you attack Hindus here (Bangladesh), minority Muslims may be attacked in India," she reminded the people here.
Elaborating different success of her government, she said the government distributed 30 crores of books among students despite blockades and hartals.
Hasina again congratulated the countrymen for participating in the election despite resistance.
Calling upon the people to live with mental strength she said, "BNP, Jamaat would continue their atrocities on the people and we will remain silent, it won't happen."