Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday pledged to fulfill the expectations of first-time voters and take the country forward by boosting their talents.
“We want to materialise the dream and expectations of the new voters … and also want to take the country ahead by enhancing their talents,” she said.
The prime minister made the statement while addressing rallies in Bandarban and Kishoreganj through video-conferencing from her residence Sudha Sadan in the capital's Dhanmondi.
She termed the youth of Bangladesh “very intelligent” and said, “…we commit to build a beautiful future for them.”
Referring to her recent programme with the youths, “Let's Talk with Sheikh Hasina,” she said, “I asked them about what type of Bangladesh they want to see and how they want to develop the country if one of them became the prime minister.”
The premier said that in its election manifesto, Awami League has given utmost importance to youths as they are the strength of the country.
Seeking vote for “boat” in the upcoming national election, Sheikh Hasina said,
“We earned independence by casting vote for boat.”
The prime minister also said, “Bangladesh started its journey towards massive development when we assumed office in 1996 after 21 years.”
“Development reaches the common people when the Awami League is elected,” Sheikh Hasina also said.