Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government has revived new_image01.jpgBangladesh’s image as a prospective country through overcoming its negative impression earned during the BNP-Jamaat alliance government. The world community used to know Bangladesh as a corrupt, terrorism and militancy prone country as the last BNP-Jamaat government could not give anything good to the nation excepting misappropriating public money and patronizing corruption, terrorism and militancy, she said. Taking part in a discussion organised by Bangladesh Awami League marking the 91st birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day, she said the ally of the defeated forces of the country’s War of Liberation could not establish the spirit of the freedom struggle in the country.
Chaired by Deputy Leader of the House and Awami League Presidium Member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Party General Secretary and LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, former Home Minister Mohammad Nasim, former vice-chancellor of Dhaka University Prof. Dr A K Azad Chowdhury, Awami League Publicity Secretary Nuh-ul- Alam Lenin, City Awami League President M A Aziz, General Secretary Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya and Deputy Publicity Secretary Ashim Kumar Ukil, among others, took part in the discussion held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).
The Prime Minister listed various programmes undertaken by her government including keeping prices of essential commodities within the purchasing capacity of the people, improving the present power situation, exploring gas, improving communication networks and raising food production for ensuring food security of the people. An apparently firm Sheikh Hasina said her government will take all necessary steps to feed the people of the country.
“We will spend as much as required so that none can suffer due to lack of food,” she said adding that her government has taken massive programmes to ensure food security of the people ahead of a rise in food price in global markets. The Prime Minister said her present government after assuming office had been able to reduce prices of essentials, but it had to increase prices of rice a little more to ensure a fair price for the farmers in the wake a hiking food price in the international markets.
Paying rich tribute to the memory of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Hasina said the people of the country would not be able to enjoy the fruits of independence as the greatest Bengali of all times Bangabandhu was not born in the country. She said the defeated forces of the country killed father of the nation when he was engaged in rebuilding the war-ravaged Bangladesh by ensuring economic emancipation of the people. Sheikh Hasina said after the assassination of Bangabandhu, Moshtaq and then Ziaur Rahman grabbed the state power.
“Not only that it was Zia who rehabilitated the defeated forces and the killers of Bangabandhu in politics,” she added. The Prime Minister said her government has been working relentlessly for building a happy and prosperous Bangladesh free from poverty and illiteracy as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.