Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the people to remain alert against conspiracy by a vested section ahead of the next general election to be held at the end of the year.
The national election will be held as per the constitutional provision, the prime minister said while addressing the nation through a televised speech after completion of four years in office for the second consecutive term.
“A vested group might try to create a chaotic situation ahead of the polls and, so, people should remain careful,” she said adding that an election-time government would be formed to extend all assistance to the election commission.
“People want peace. They will no longer accept any move for elections boycott and destruction of public property in the name of movement,” she said.
Hasina said that the election commission has now earned people’s confidence to hold fair election through conducting several local elections, including some of them to the city corporations.
She believes all registered political parties will take part in the next general election to help uphold the country’s democratic process.
She said that her party had no intention to cling to the past, but would not forget it either.
“We will move forward by evaluating the successes and failures of the past and correcting the mistakes and faults,” she said listing her successes in the past nine years in office.
The country now is set on the track of the development highway when there was no scope for looking back and expected the present and future generation to take the responsibility for clearing all obstacles to the way of prosperity and progress.
Hasina urged the people to take the right decision in coming days remembering what the country’s position was ten years ago.
In her 26-minute address, the Prime Minister sought national unity for future Bangladesh saying “Let all irrespective of party and opinions join hands to build a developed, happy and prosperous Bangladesh for the future generation”.
Hasina reiterated her determination to build Bangladesh as a middle income country by 2021 and a developed and prosperous one by 2041.
“We are not sitting idle with only our goal. We have formulated necessary plan and is implementing those plans to achieve the cherished goal,” she said.
The premier said 47 years have elapsed since the independence and now “we want to live as a dignified nation keeping our head high in the world community”.
“If it is your expectation, we will always remain by you,” she said.
Hasina said with people’s mandate she assumed office thrice and tried heart and soul to protect the dignity of their mandate and expected the people to evaluate her government’s success or failure.