No conspiracy can thwart AL from power: PM
DHAKA, Nov 3, 2020 (BSS) – Referring to some conspiracies including the incidents of BDR carnage and Hefajat’s so-called movement, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said no conspiracy could remove Awami League from power as it has public mandate.
“When we assumed office in 2008, many incidents and conspiracies like the BDR carnage and Hefajat’s so-called movement have been made to thwart Awami League from the power,” she said while virtually addressing a discussion marking the Jail Killing Day from her official Ganabhaban residence here.
The premier added the vested quarters have failed to do so, saying, “The Awami League is being survived only by working for the people, not by begging mercy or kindness from anyone.”
Sheikh Hasina, also President of Awami League, reminded that it could be possible to murder (anyone) through conspiracy but none could stay in power without support from the mass people.
Coming down heavily on different quarters for making wholesale criticism of Awami League regarding the procedure of its coming to power, she said, “Whatever they want to say, it is the reality that we have come to power with the vote and support of the people.”
She continued, “The more you try to remove Awami League from the power, the more it will be deep-rooted into the soil.”
The premier said many have thought that her party will never come to power after the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, but the party comes to power time and again as it is working for the welfare of the people and in response, the people are supporting the party.
She said, “People are supporting us as we are working for them.”
The AL president said why people would stand for the parties mainly BNP as they do not go to the masses for seeking vote and do nothing for the people after being formed from the cantonments under the patron of illegal governments rather being formed from the grassroots.
On the contrary, she said the Awami League was formed from the grassroots through waging struggles to establish the rights of commoners.
AL’s General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader gave the welcome address while it’s Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap conducted the meeting.
The Awami League organised the meeting from the party’s central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.
At the outset of the meeting, a one minute silence was observed to show rich tribute to Father of the Nation, the four national leaders, martyrs of the Language Movement, Liberation War and all the progressive and democratic movements.