PM seeks vote for AL to make Bangladesh prosperous


Mymensingh, November 02: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged people to elect Awami League to power again to make Bangladesh a developed and prosperous country free from hunger and poverty.

“I seek your votes for boat to make the country a developed and prosperous one which will be free from hunger and poverty, and celebrate the golden jubilee of the independence in a grand way as dreamt by the Father of the Nation,” she said while addressing a public rally at the Circuit House ground, UNB reports.

Mymensingh district and city units of Awami League organised the programme held with district AL President Advocate Jahirul Haque Khoka in the chair.

The Prime Minister said she has no personal desire other than to serve the country’s people. “It’s my duty to serve you and for that I seek your votes in the coming election. Please raise your hands and promise that you’ll make Awami League victorious again like previous occasions,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina, also the chief of the ruling party, said her party wants that people lead a beautiful and improved life and for that reason, the government has been taking numerous development projects for ensuring a balanced development of the country.

Urging people to reelect AL again, she said her plan is to reduce the poverty rate by 5-6 more percent in the coming days. “So, I need your cooperation,” she said.

Briefly describing various development programmes taken by the government for people’s welfare, the Prime Minister said everyone will get the touch of development. “No one of the society will be left out of the development. We run the republic keeping that in our mind,” she added.

She said to turn Bangladesh into a developed country, the government has taken the Delta Plan 2100 and AL needs to remain in power to execute this.

AL Presidium members Matia Chowdhury and Dr Abdur Razzak, AL general secretary Obaidul Quader and joint secretary Dr Dipu Moni, among others, spoke at the rally.

Arriving at the venue, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated 101 development projects and laid the foundation stones of 94 others of different areas in four districts under the Mymensingh division.

Opposition Leader in Parliament and Jatiya Party Senior Co-chairman Raushon Ershad was present during the inauguration and foundation stone-laying programme.

Of the 101 development projects, 31 are in Mymensingh, 19 in Netrakona, six in Jamalpur and 45 are in Sherpur district.

Among the projects of which foundation stones were laid, 44 are in Mymensingh, 17 in Netrakona and 14 in Sherpur district.

The mega projects include the proposed modern divisional city, offices of divisional commissioner and range DIG, divisional circuit house, Mymensingh Secondary and Higher Education Board, Mymensingh FM Radio, Mymensingh Women Polytechnic Institute, Sheikh Hasina University in Netrakona, Netrakona Medical College, Netrakona Stadium, Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University in Jamalpur, Sheikh Hasina Composite Jute Textile Mill, Sheikh Hasina Textile Engineering College, Sheikh Russel Textile Institute, Bangabandhu Novo Theatre, new embankment to protect city from Brahmaputra river erosion, divisional stadium and construction works on a bridge over the Brahmaputra river in city’s Kewtakhali.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had declared Mymensingh as the eight administrative division of the country on October 13, 2015.