BNP doesn’t understand democracy language: PM

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Blaming and blasting BNP for unleashing terrorism and anarchy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the party does not understand the language of democracy, it understands well how to kill and torture people.

“BNP was born from the pocket of a military dictator who grabbed power through coup and plot and violating the constitution. That’s why the party does not understand the language of democracy, what it understands well is killing people by torturing and burning,” she said.

The Prime Minister said when BNP comes to power, doomsday appears in the country, the people die undergoing intense suffering and the BNP men get bloated like banana trees.

“When the BNP comes to power, they cannot change the lot of the people, they only know looting the property of the people,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League chief, said this while addressing a mammoth public rally organized by Barolekha Upazila Awami League at Barolekha Degree College Ground here this afternoon.

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, AL Advisory Council Members Amir Hossain Amu and Suranjit Sengupta, Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, AL Organizing Secretary Misbahuddin Siraj and Chief Whip of the Jatiya Sangsad and Moulvibazar District AL President Vice- Principal Abdus Shahid also spoke at the rally with Barolekha Upazila AL President Md Shahabuddin in the chair.

Earlier, the Prime Minister arrived here to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of a number of development projects.

Coming down heavily on the opposition leader for enforcing hartal during the junior certificate (JSC) examinations, Sheikh Hasina posed a question to her as to what she achieved by enforcing hartal.

“Before November 4, I requested Begum Zia not to throw hartal and let the children allow to sit for exams. But turning down my request, she declared hartal from Nov 4, the day the JSC exams were scheduled to begin,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said by enforcing hartal, Begum Zia did not give anything to the people except killing of people and children and claiming their blood through burning.

“She is a mother . . . did it not struck her mind that she should not disturb the children, rather she should make arrangement so they can sit for the exams peacefully,” she said.

The Prime Minister mentioned the brutal killing of 15-year-old Monir Hossain in Gazipur and Shumi and her grandmother (dadi) in Joydevpur by the pro-hartal activists of BNP and Jamaat.

“Monir Hossain along with his father came out of their house to go to Dhaka from Gazipur by their covered van. But the BNP-Jamaat cadres burnt Monir Hossain to death by torching their vehicle,” she said.

When Monir was burning and crying in their vehicle, the BNP-Jammat men were laughing standing beside the vehicle. “Could you think what type of ‘jalem’ they are? Are they human being?” she said.

The Prime Minister said, “Can anyone believe that a Muslim can burn another Muslim to death?

Sheikh Hasina said joining hands with BNP, Jamaat and Hefazat men are burning the people to death. “How those who burn the people and torch the holy Quran will ‘hefazat’ (protect) Islam? ” she asked the people.

The Prime Minister said the opposition leader cannot do anything except killing, arson and vandalism. “Burning people and torching rail, bus, truck, CNG are their only work. They could do nothing except destruction and looting money and property of the people,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said they do not want people to remain in peace and the children pass exams. “They want the nation and the people to remain illiterate,” she said.

Urging the people to reelect Awami League, the Prime Minister hoped that the people would cast vote her party again as huge development takes place when it comes to power.

She highlighted her government’s stunning successes in the fields of agriculture, food security, health, education, information technology and power.

She said the aim of the present government is to build Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous country by 2021. “We want people to live in peace and lead a better life,” she said.

On the other hand, she said, when BNP comes to power, the party men amass wealth through corruption and money laundering.

The Prime Minister said Begum Zia herself whitened her black money by paying fine, while her two sons siphoned off crores of taka abroad.

She said Khaleda Zia and two sons embezzled the money of an orphanage and orphans. “The opposition leader does not appear in court in fear of punishment as thieves think police are coming (chorer mone police police),” she said.

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