Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday raised the question why some people of the country can’t accept any development and achievement of Bangladesh.
“Why do a group of people feel pain in their heart seeing the development of Bangladesh? Why can’t they accept any attainment as achievement of Bangladesh? Why do they suffer in this mental misery? Where is their problem?” she said.
She posed those questions while leaders of Awami League and its associated bodies greeted her at the Ganabhaban, marking the 14th anniversary of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s release from prison.
The premier said when many developed countries saw negative growth Bangladesh could attain over five percent GDP growth during the pandemic as the Awami League is in power.
“We’ve given a budget for fiscal year 2022-23. When many developed countries are having negative GDP growth, Bangladesh maintained a growth of over five percent,” she said.
On this day in 2008, Sheikh Hasina was released from the special sub-jail set up on the premises of the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) Building after staying captive there for nearly 11 months.
The Awami League president was arrested from her Sudha Sadan residence at Dhanmondi on July 16, 2007 during the military-backed caretaker government, which assumed power through the political changeover of 1/11 in 2007.
The Prime Minister said Awami League has to step forward defying all odds and hurdles, as a vested interested group is always there to pull back Awami League and Sheikh Hasina so that they can’t assume power.
Referring to the scenarios before the 2001 national election, Sheikh Hasina said Awami League does politics with an ideology, which has to be kept in the mind of every leader and activist, and that is why it can’t hand over the country to anyone for the sake of any greed.