Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the people of the country have no alternative to “boat” as her party is working to change the fate of the masses since its inception.
“They (countrymen) know that boat is an election symbol of the Awami League and people have no other option except boat. — AL has come to power not to build its own fate rather to make lot of people,” she said.
She said this while presiding over a meeting marking the 73rd founding anniversary of the AL held at 23, Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital, joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence here.
The premier said that all the achievements of Bangladesh including independence and prosperity have come at the hand of the Awami League.
She added: “The Awami League has been working for people’s welfare since its inception. The party has not only given the people the independence of the country, but also is reaching the fruit of independence to every doorstep.”
She said her government has given electricity to every house and is working to bring every person under a housing scheme as none would remain homeless and landless in the country of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The premier heavily criticized the BNP leader for their demand to stop the grand opening celebration of the Padma Bridge on the plea of flooding.
She said their party (BNP) has yet to stand beside the flood affected people while the government has already mobilised all its resources to give every support to the flood-hit people since the day one.