Some parties out to oust govt
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said a group of political parties joined hands with the BNP-Jamaat alliance to try to oust her government and return the country to an era of darkness again.
"Mr Manna, Dr Kamal Hossain, Communist Party, left-leaning parties are now tagged with BNP-Jamaat alliance for forging movement to oust the Awami League government," she said.
Hasina, also the president of the ruling Awami League, was speaking at the opening of a weeklong programme marking the Golden Jubilee founding anniversary of the Bangladesh Krishak League, an associate body of the party.
The programme was held at Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh while the prime minister joined it virtually.
"What is their motive to oust the government", she asked. "[It is just] to deprive the people of all the facilities that are being given by the government," she said.
She said that some political leaders in the country never remain beside the people during any crisis, but are very much busy talking about the movement for ousting the Awami League government.
"What is the fault of the Awami League government? Why do they want to oust it?" she asked.
Hasina said people voted the Awami League to power in 2008 national polls in support of the party's election manifesto.
"In that manifesto, we had declared Vision 2021. I am expressing my gratitude towards the people of the country for electing us repeatedly," she said.
She also said that the government has attained the targets declared in the party's election manifestoes.
"We have promoted our country from a least developed country to a developing country while we celebrated the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of the Independence," she said.