Next polls will be free, fair and credible: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated that the country's next parliamentary election will be free, fair and credible.
The prime minister said this while addressing a civic reception accorded to her at a hotel in New York on Friday.
NY Metropolitan Awami League organised the reception.
The premier is now in NY to attend the 78th UNGA session.
Pointing to BNP, Hasina said, "Does BNP want the election? How can they? Who is their leader?," she questioned.
"Fugitive convict, money thief, arms smuggler, murderer and grenade launcher of August 21 (is their leader); if this is the leader of a party then why should people vote for that party and him," she wondered.
She mentioned that BNP didn't get votes in the 2008 election as well as didn't participate in the 2014 election.
She mentioned that BNP killed people by arson attacks in the name of preventing the election.
Regarding the upcoming elections due in first week of January, Hasina vowed to make it free, fair and impartial. "People will vote correctly," she told the audience.
She said the people of Bangladesh have at least realised this that they got freedom by voting for boat (AL's election symbol).
She mentioned that the fate of the people has changed as a result of voting for boat.
"The image of Bangladesh has been brightened all over the world," she said.