PM urges people to re-elect AL

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Lakshmipur, March 14: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday has called upon the countrymen to keep confidence in the Awami League (AL) and reelect the party in the next elections to serve the people again.

“Keep trust and confidence in Awami League . . . We hope you would give us another opportunity to serve you by making victorious our candidates in all elections in the future,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, was addressing a mammoth public meeting organized by Lakshmipur district Awami League at Lakshmipur Stadium here on Tuesday afternoon.

The premier said Awami League has already proved that work for the welfare of the people could be done if there is an intention.

“There is no need to raise demand to the party as it liberated the country under the leadership of Bangabandhu. Awami League knows well how to ensure development for the people,” she said.

The premier urged the countrymen to work together for building a developed and prosperous Bangladesh as well as a beautiful society.

“We want the country to be developed and prosperous … let’s come to build the country together. We have a firm belief that we could be able to achieve the goal, Insha Allah,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said her father, mother and brothers sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence, changing the lot of the people and bringing their economic emancipation.

She said she also dedicated her life to the interest, welfare and development of the people. “It is my promise that, if needed, I would also sacrifice my life like my father for establishing Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous nation in the world by changing the luck of the people.

The premier added that her government has been working tirelessly to maintain peace and security for the people and build Bangladesh by upholding the spirit of the liberation war.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her first visit to the southeastern district after 1997, earlier inaugurated ten development projects and laid the foundation stones of 17 others by unveiling plaques at the stadium.

Awami League general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges minister Obaidul Quader, organising secretary Enamul Huq Shamim, agriculture affairs secretary Faridunnahar Laily, local MP Shajahan Kamal, Lakhsmipur Pourasava mayor Abu Taher and other central and local Awami League leaders spoke at the meeting.

District AL president Golam Faruk Pinku was in the chair, while general secretary Nooruddin Chowdhury Nayan conducted the meeting.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opined that Islam doesn’t allow the killing people.

She said, “Islam is a religion of peace. Islam doesn’t allow killing.”

Sheikh Hasina said, “We have to be alert so that our children could not involve with militancy.”

Criticizing BNP, she said that BNP burnt Quran in name of movement. Awami League developed the country. On the contrary, BNP destroyed Bangladesh and brought anarchy.

Meanwhile, the prime minister highlighted several development activities of her party.