New alliance not a worry for AL, says PM


Dhaka, October 22: Welcoming the formation of a new political alliance, ‘Jatiya Oikyafront’, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Awami League is not at all worried about it. “We want them [alliance] to do a good job. But, Awami League is not at all worried about it. This is good to see that they got united,” she said while addressing a press conference at her official residence Ganobhaban in the city, UNB reports.

The press conference was arranged to brief journalists about the outcome of her recent official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Sheikh Hasina said, “I welcome that political parties have get united. It (unity) is needed. Where’s the problem if all can get united and achieve a political success?” she said.

The Prime Minister said there is political freedom, freedom of expression and freedom of journalism in the country. “Even the judiciary is independent. In Bangladesh, people, including journalists, are now enjoying freedom,” she added.