SANGSAD BHABAN Â - Accusing BNP of unleashing terrorism and committing unbridled corruption during their five-year misrule, Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today said that the people won't give vote to this party for these misdeeds.
"I've firm confidence and trust in the people that those who have
conscience won't cast vote to BNP ... there is no benefit of seeing dream (of going to power) and no benefit of talking long. The people want peace and development," she said.
The prime minister was delivering her valedictory speech in the 18th session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad.
The Leader of the House posed a question that will the people bring a danger by giving vote to the BNP?. "The BNP will make the life hell if it comes to power again," she added.
Sheikh Hasina said the BNP played ducks and drakes with the fate of the people and made the country champion in graft for five consecutive years when they were in power. "They were indulged in arms smuggling and their people were convicted for it," she added.
On the other hand, she said, the BNP terrorists killed numerous people by burning in 2013, 2014 and 2015. "So how those who have such (bad) qualities see dream of going to state power ... will the people cast vote to those elements who are corrupt, terrorists and killers, why they will give vote to them?" she questioned.
Sheikh Hasina said the people won't cast vote to those who siphoned off money abroad by stealing and those embezzled orphans' money and those who created terrorism, militancy and Bangla Bhai.
"They cannot give vote to them and they won't bring unrest ... it's the reality," she said.
Elaborating stunning development that took place in the last nine years, the premier said the people of the country realized that true uplift is made when Awami League comes to power.
"The living standard of the people improved to a great extent. Now the people want to live beautifully and everybody pursue study to their children and that opportunity we've created for them," she said.
The Leader of the House said her government developed every organization and took the country to a dignified position. "We want development and welfare of the country and the people ... we will continue our strides so that Bangladesh is built with the spirit of the Liberation War," she said.
The prime minister said those who consider power as a thing of enjoyment, they could deliver nothing. "We see power as a responsibility to the nation .... we see it as the development of the nation and the people," she said, adding Bangladesh has now been placed at the dignified position as her government could do it.
Sheikh Hasina said Awami League maintained the trend of democracy and it has been recognised by the world as Bangladesh was elected simultaneously in the CPA and IPU. "Being elected in such two prestigious posts from the same country is rare in the world," she said.
"When a question was raised about the country's democracy, at that we got elected in these prestigious posts. It's a recognition to our democracy," she said congratulating the Jatiya Sangsad speaker and former CPA chairperson for successfully holding the CPA conference in Dhaka this month.
The prime minister said: "The people of the world have observed that in whatever adversities we brought democracy and some people make various comments that this government is illegal ... it seems that those few people understood all things and they have only knowledge and those
representatives who elected Bangladesh in CPA and IPU have no knowledge," she added.
About the "forced disappearance", Sheikh Hasina said, such incidents
happen not only in Bangladesh it also takes place in developed countries like the UK and the USA.
"In 2009, 2.75 lakh people disappeared in Britain and of them 20,000 were not traced out ... the situation in the USA is more serious," she said.
The premier said Bangladesh is a country of 16 crore people. "In this little territory, we're providing services to the huge number of people.
But the population is very less in the developed countries and all their things are with modern technology."
"After that huge number of people are disappeared in those countries and what is the reason behind it. In comparison, Bangladesh have been able to keep the situation under control ... we enquire immediately when such incident happens," she said.
In this connection, he referred to the return of an intellectual. "He in fact not disappeared, he went to Khulna voluntarily and he was spotted in the New Market there," she said.
About the construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, the prime minister said it won't bring any environmental disaster for the country. "The plant is being built with modern technology and an agreement was signed with Russia to take back its wastes ... so there is nothing to be worried about it," she said.
She also said the Rampal Power Plant will not cause any harm to the environment as it has ultra supercritical technology.
He said there are some people in the country who always make criticism
about any work of the government. "They always want to find out the faults of the government ... they don't feel comfort in anything and it's their business," she added.
While talking about the Rohingya exodus into Bangladesh, the Leader of the House said the foreign minister is now in Myanmar and an MoU was signed with NayPyiDaw on repatriation of the forcibly evicted Rohingya people today.
"The Myanmar has agreed they will take back their nationals from Bangladesh and the deal was inked to this effect," she said.
In this connection, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is maintaining good
relations with neighbours by pursuing the foreign policy of Bangabandhu "friendship to all, malice to none".