Vote for AL in upcoming election to continue progress: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the people to vote Awami League to power again in the upcoming general election for the sake of sustaining the country's development momentum.
"The people of the country got freedom by voting for the boat [AL's electoral symbol]. Today, Bangladesh got the status of a developing country because it voted for the boat," she said while addressing a programme after inaugurating the newly constructed 12-storey Joyeeta Tower at Dhanmondi.
The programme was held at the Gono Bhaban.
She said her government has ensured empowerment of women besides generating employment for them. "So let this progress continue," she said.
Hasina said Bangladesh today is witnessing democracy as her party is in power.
"People's rights are now guaranteed, economic progress is being ensured, the country is moving forward," she said.
She also said that through the empowerment of women, the government has been able to ensure the rights of women everywhere.
She asked the country's women to fight for their rights instead of waiting for others to give it.
"Don't just say 'give us our rights, give us our rights'. Women should attain their rights themselves," she said.
State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Ministry Fazilatun Nessa Indira, PM's principal secretary M Tofazzel Hossain Miah and chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Women and Children Affairs Ministry Meher Afroz Chumki Secretary Nazma Mobarek and Joyeeta Foundation Managing Director Afroja Khan also spoke at the programme.
Earlier, the prime minister went to Dhanmondi 27 and unveiled the inaugural plaque of Joyeeta Tower and also opened Jamdani Gallery and Joyeeta Market Place in Joyeeta Tower.