Khulna, Nov 13: Dismissing opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party as headless, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said that the party sought to create an unusual situation by foiling the upcoming general election.
‘They know that they don’t have any leadership. They are just a party without any head. One is absconding and another is in the jail. That party does not want to hold any election. They just want to create an unnatural situation,’ she said.
The prime minister was addressing a grand rally organised by ruling Awami League at Khulna Circuit House ground.
She said that national election was upcoming and all have to remain vigilant during the voting, reports UNB.
‘BNP-Jamaat knows that in 2008 elections they have got only 30 seats,’ she said.
She again warned that the hands that set fire to vehicles will be burnt in the same fire.
‘Give them a good lesson so that no one dares harming any one of the country. That kind of incidents must not be allowed to happen again,’ she said.
She asked the Awami League and its associate bodies to give protection to the people of the country along with the law enforcing agencies.
The PM said that whenever Awami League came to power, the country got development and the people got welfare.
‘It is very much regretful that BNP is the synonym of terrorism. The only task of BNP-Jamaat is to kill people through arson attacks,’ she said.
In this connection she mentioned the incidents of October 28 last when, she said, BNP-Jamaat terrorists mercilessly beat a policeman to death.
She said that BNP-Jamaat terrorists injured 45 policemen and attacked journalists who went there to cover their programmes.
‘They attacked hospitals like the Israeli forces in Gaza. They also vandalised ambulances. I do not think that they have a little bit of humanity,’ she said.
She mentioned that the only virtue of BNP-Jamaat was to kill people.
She said that the government had already declared to award Tk 20,000 for nabbing arson terrorists and handing them to the law enforcing agencies.
‘We will not spare anyone who is involved in killing people through arson attacks,’ she said.
She said that continuous democratic process was helping Bangladesh gain massive development, visible to all.
Hasina, also the president of ruling Awami League, requested all to cast their votes for her party to enable it serve the country and its people and continue the development of the country.
Khulna Awami League president and Khulna City Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque presided over the rally.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader and party leaders Sheikh Helal Uddin, Sheikh Salahuddin Jewel and Sheikh Sharhan Naser Tonmoy also spoke.