Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said a group of political parties in patronisation of BNP-Jamaat alliance is engaged in conspiracy to oust the Awami League government only to cast the people again in the reign of darkness and miserable era.
“What their motive is to topple the government. (Actually, they want to) deprive the people from all the facilities that are being provided by the government. Is it their only target and objective?” She spoke.
The premier said this while addressing the week-long programme on 50th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Krishak League as the chief guest at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh auditorium, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban here.
She said some political leaders are in Bangladesh who never remains beside the people during any crisis moment, rather they are very much busy to raise movement for ousting the government.
She added: “Mr. Manna, Dr Kamal Hossain, the communist party and left leaning parties are now involved with BNP-Jamaat alliance for forging movement to topple the Awami League government.”
Sheikh Hasina posed a question saying, “What is the fault of Awami League that they wanted to oust the government”.
The Prime Minister said Awami League gave an election manifesto in 2008 and came to power after winning election. “In that manifesto we had declared Vision 2021. I am expressing my gratitude towards the people of the country for electing us repeatedly,” she said.
Mentioning that as per the election manifesto the country has attained its target, she said “We have promoted our country from least developed country to developing nation while we were celebrating the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of the Independence.”
Sheikh Hasina, also the President of the ruling Awami League, said “My question, don’t they like this upgradation of the country? and that is why they wanted to remove this government.”
She said that the government has taken steps to change the fate of the country’s people, and added mass people living in the grassroots level and rural areas are getting benefits from its move to change their fate.
She continued “For that reason they need to oust Sheikh Hasina’s government. My question is to them what is our crime.”
The Prime Minister said the government has given importance on the research of agricultural issues so that the country could get more positive results in food production along with other related issues.
In this connection, she mentioned that the government has taken numerous development programmes to do the welfare of the mass people of the country.
Spelling out various steps of her government for the welfare of the agriculture and farmers of the country, she said the government is very much serious about the agriculture and farmers. “We have forged the system so that farmers could get the fair price of their produced items,” she said.
With Krishak League President Samir Chanda in the chair, its General Secretary Umme Kulsum Smrity delivered welcome address.
Krishak League’s former Presidents Dr. MA Jalil and Motahar Hossain Mollah, former General Secretaries Mizanur Rahman Manu and Harun or Rashid, among others, also spoke.
At the function, an audio-visual documentary was screened on the occasion of 50th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Krishak League.
The Prime Minister also unveiled a publication of Krishak League.