Dr Hasan Mahmud, publicity and publication affairs secretary of the ruling Awami League, on Wednesday urged people to elect repeatedly Sheikh Hasina and her party to run the state for the sake of the country's progress discarding the lady leader who killed people by setting them on fire in the name of so-called movement.
"Elect for consecutive terms our leader Sheikh Hasina under whose leadership the country has been progressing fast and reject the lady leader who has killed people by torching them in the name of her so-called movement," he said.
Dr Hasan Mahmud said this while speaking as the chief guest at a discussion in the city. Dhaka Divisional unit of Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote organised the discussion at Shilpakala Academy auditorium at Segunbagicha in the capital marking completion of the second year in office of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led government.
President of the host organisation Maksudul Hasan presided over the discussion, also addressed, among others, by Dhaka City Awami League (AL) joint general secretary and Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam, a vocalist of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro Monoranjan Ghoshal, director of Abahani Limited SM Jahangir Hossain and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote general secretary Arun Sarker Rana.
Dr Hasan Mahmud said there are many countries in the world including that of Singapore and Malaysia where the political party which has won independence is still at the helm of state affairs and for this reason these countries could achieve extensive success in the field of economy.
"If Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is chosen through people's mandate to government the country for consecutive terms then Bangladesh would be identified as the role model of development replacing Singapore and Malaysia," he added.
In reply to recent remarks of BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the AL leader said, "BNP leaders could come up with such irrelevant limitless remarks as the country is under democracy now. They (BNP) have every right to criticise the activities of the government and likewise they should also appreciate the good work of the present administration."
Advocate Quamrul Islam said, "Awami League doesn't believe in dismantling any political party. If BNP doesn't take recourse to constitutional politics discarding the political of militancy and terrorism, the party will fall apart within 2016," according to BSS.