Bangladesh’s independence AL’s biggest achievement: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the biggest achievement of Awami League through its sacrifices and endurance is the liberation of Bangladesh.
"The achievement that came through sacrifices and endurance of Awami League is the liberation of Bangladesh...Today, we have a country of our own, we have our dignity as a nation...This is the biggest achievement," she said in the parliament during an unscheduled discussion on the 71st founding anniversary of Awami League.
The PM, however, regretted that when Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was leading the war-torn country forward, "Mirjafar" (betrayer) group of Mushtaque and Zia (Ziaur Rahman) assassinated him brutally.
"As a result, the country's progress was blocked," Hasina added.
Hasina, also leader of the House, said since formation of the political party, the organisation has always served the humanity and people, it always speaks for the deprived and struggles to establish their rights.
The AL president said there was a time when frantic efforts were on to eradicate the name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from history, but it was not possible.
The premier added: "Truth cannot be erased. Father of the Nation is not with us physically, but his existence remains in the hearts of Bengalis. We have to realise his dreams. We will ensure a hunger-free, poverty-free golden Bengal."