‘Vote for Boat to enable us complete development works’
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday sought support of people in the next election to help the current government to complete the development projects taken by her government.
"Our tenure is now at its fag end as the election is getting closer. The election schedule will be announced anytime soon...we'll get back to people and seek their votes for Boat," she said.
The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating 297 projects and laying the foundation stones of 24 others in 56 districts under 20 ministries and divisions through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban.
Sheikh Hasina said her party urges the people of the country to cast their votes in favour of Boat, the election symbol of Awami League, to complete the projects after getting back to power through the next election.
The Prime Minister said Awami League participated in the 2008 election and came to power as people cast their votes for the party.
She briefly described the atrocities unleashed by the BNP-Jamaat clique in the name of resisting the January-5 election in 2014.
"They had killed people setting fire to them, destroyed public and private property...people witnessed those...what horrible misdeeds they (BNP-Jamaat) had committed," she said.
Hasina said the BNP-Jamaat nexus again started killing people and destroying public and private property by unleashing 'fire terrorism' for 92 days starting from January 5, 2015.
"They (BNP-Jamaat) had burnt 500 people alive and left some 3,800 other victims," she said.
The Prime Minister said her government had been able to maintain the pace of development.
"The fact is that there has been a real change in the lives of people ... there'll be more development in their lives...we want that, we are working for that."