No graft in AL rule
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said there has been no corruption in any sector, including the power and energy, during the present government's tenure.
Responding to queries at a meet-the-press in New York on Sunday, she said, “Conspiracies are going on against the country and we are facing those strongly.
"But there was no corruption in any sector, including the power, during our tenure."
Hasina said her government's stance against corruption was very clear as it had assumed power to ensure welfare of the common people.
About the next general election, the premier assured that there would be no voter-less election in the country like that of the February 15 (1996).
People would participate in the election along with other political parties, even BNP, she added.
Describing the oppressive acts carried out on different sections of people during the caretaker regime, Hasina questioned, “Have you forgotten the activities of the caretaker government? Do you want to return to that situation?"
The election in the country would be held like the elections held under the parliamentary system of democracy in the world, she told the newsmen.
Replying to a query, the premier voiced her high optimism about winning the next general election by her party, saying, “We are optimistic about the next election. We will win, Inshallah.”
Asked about the progress of the journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case, Hasina said the perpetrators would be brought to justice one day, 'Inshallah'.
She said police were earlier investigating the Sagar-Runi murder case. But, after the directives of the High Court, the Rab had been given the charge to conduct a fresh investigation into it.
Later on the day, Hasina left for home wrapping up her 10-day official visit in New York.
An Emirates flight carrying the premier and her 86-member entourage took off from the John F Kennedy International Airport at 11:25 pm local time.