Govt to work for all, says PM

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Dhaka, Jan 19: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government will work for all irrespective of political affiliations.“We’ll ensure balanced development for all,” she said while addressing a grand rally organised by Awami League at Suhrawardy Udyan to celebrate its massive victory in the 11th parliamentary election, UNB reported.

Underscoring the need for dedicating the present for the future generation, the Prime Minister said she will present a beautiful society to them.

She also vowed to build Bangladesh as a country free from corruption, drugs and terrorism, and sought cooperation of all in this regard.

Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh will be a developed and prosperous country in the world in 2071 when it will celebrate the centenary of the independence.

She promised to keep the honour of the trust people kept on her even with her blood.

The Prime Minister also said the government will ensure healthcare services for all and employment facilities for the young generation.

She said country’s people could cast their votes spontaneously after a long time and thanked them for electing Awami League in the December-30 election.

Sheikh Hasina also thanked all law enforcement agencies for ensuring the atmosphere for a fair election, and the Election Commission for presenting free election.

She thanked all the political parties which took part in the election.

Awami League won an absolute majority bagging 257 seats in the election held on December 30, 2018.

The AL-led Grand Alliance secured 288 seats out of total 299. Of them, alliance component Jatiya Party got 22 seats.