Sheikh Hasina said her party stays always beside the people to protect their rights.

“We always remain beside the people and will stay to uphold their rights,” she said.

The prime minister said the democratic trend must be upheld and the country will be

developed through it. “We will make further uplift of the country Insha Allah,” she


Referring to yesterday’s terrorist acts in front of the BNP office in the capital,

the AL president said a festive mood has been created ahead of the elections. “But the

BNP feels bad when such an environment has been created and the BNP poured water on

that festivity– we’ve seen it yesterday,” she said.

The prime minister said a BNP leader all on a sudden appeared in front of their

office with a procession which he was not supposed to do. “Then they attacked the on-

duty policeman and torched three police vehicles,” she said.

“The BNP started fire terrorism again that they unleashed in 2014 and 2015 and the

party cannot do any work without arson attacks — it’s their proof,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said it’s very regrettable that when the people of the country are ready

to participate in the elections in a festive mood, then the BNP has appeared again in

their ‘swarupe, (self form).

Accusing the BNP of attempting to shift responsibility on the Chhatra League for

yesterday’s incident, the premier said the party is very much expert to shift

responsibility of their misdeeds to others.

“When different TV channels footage showed the BNP terrorists’ involvement in the

incident, then the BNP leaders made comments hurriedly that the Chaatra League

hooligans carried out the attack and torched the police vehicles,” she said.

In this connection, Sheikh Hasina posed a question that when the Chhatra League and

Jubo League activists went in front of the BNP office and why they will go?