|Published : 15 Oct 2016, 20:56:33 | Updated : 15 Oct 2016, 20:58:37|
‘Sermons on democracy from power grabbers unfortunate’
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said it is very unfortunate that the people have to hear sermons on democracy from the power grabbers.
"It's very unfortunate for the people of the country that they have to listen to sermons on democracy from those who captured power illegally and formed party by usurping power ... the countrymen will have to remain alert against them," she said.
Sheikh Hasina said this while delivering her introductory speech at a meeting of the AL National Committee at Ganabhaban, reports BSS.
The premier said after being denied of any place in the country, the power grabbers are making complaints to the foreigners that there is no democracy in Bangladesh.
"But there will be no gain from the foul cry before the foreigners ... the trial of those who nurtured war criminals, burnt the people to death, played ducks and drakes with the lot of the people and looted public money and property must be held," she asserted.
The premier said the sermon of democracy is coming from those who came to power illegally and snatched the voting rights of the people.
"They patronised war criminals and Bangabandhu's killers. But we have to listen to sermon of democracy from them. What could be more regretful than this ... I don't know whether people of Bangladesh forget history," she said.
In this connection, Sheikh Hasina posed a question as to which path of democracy they created and went to power. "They destroyed the country time and again by grabbing power and want to do it again," she said.
As democracy exists in Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina said, the country's food security has been ensured, poverty rate has declined, the living standard of the people is improving and their purchasing capacity is going up.
"The country's infrastructural development is being made ... even we are constructing the Padma Bridge with our own money as democracy prevails in the country," she said. - IH