Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said a group of political parties in patronisation of the BNP-Jamaat alliance is engaged in a conspiracy to oust the Awami League government only to take the people again in the reign of darkness and miserable era.
"What their motive is to topple the government. (Actually, they want to) deprive the people of all the facilities that are being provided by the government. Is it their only target and objective?" she said.
The premier made the remarks while addressing the week-long programme on the 50th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Krishak League as the chief guest at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh auditorium, joining virtually from Ganabhaban, reports BSS.
She said some political leaders in Bangladesh never remain beside the people during any crisis moment rather they are very much busy raising movements for ousting the government.
She added: "Mr Manna, Dr Kamal Hossain, the communist party and left-leaning parties are now involved with BNP-Jamaat alliance for forging movement to topple the Awami League government."
Sheikh Hasina posed a question saying, "What is the fault of the Awami League for which they wanted to oust the government".
The prime minister said Awami League gave an election manifesto in 2008 and came to power after winning the election. “In that manifesto, we had declared Vision 2021. I am expressing my gratitude towards the people of the country for electing us repeatedly,” she said.
Mentioning that as per the election manifesto the country has attained its target, she said, “We have promoted our country from a least developed country to developing nation while we were celebrating the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of the Independence.”
Sheikh Hasina, also the president of the ruling Awami League, said "My question, don't they like this up-gradation of the country? and that is why they wanted to remove this government.”
She said that the government has taken steps to change the fate of the country's people, and added mass people living at the grassroots level and in rural areas are getting benefits from its move to change their fate.
She continued, “For that reason, they need to oust Sheikh Hasina’s government. My question is to them, what is our fault."
The prime minister said the government has given importance to the research of agricultural issues so that the country could get more positive results in food production along with other related issues.
In this connection, she mentioned that the government has taken numerous development programmes to do the welfare of the mass people of the country.
Spelling out various steps of her government for the welfare of the agriculture and farmers of the country, she said the government is very much serious about agriculture and farmers. “We have forged the system so that farmers could get the fair price of their produced items,” she said.
With Krishak League President Samir Chanda in the chair, its General Secretary Umme Kulsum Smrity delivered a welcome address.
Krishak League's former Presidents Dr MA Jalil and Motahar Hossain Mollah, former General Secretaries Mizanur Rahman Manu and Harun Or Rashid, among others, also spoke.
At the function, an audio-visual documentary was screened on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of the Bangladesh Krishak League.
The prime minister also unveiled a publication of the Krishak League.