Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed gratitude to the people of Bangladesh for electing her party to office for yet another term saying she would take the opportunity to continue improvement of the South Asian country.
Hasina made this comment while responding to questions Monday, a day after the election, from foreign journalists and election observers at her official Gonobhaban residence.
Hasina’s ruling Awami League-led coalition won in 288 of 298 parliamentary seats while her rival political alliance of jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia facing a debacle with only seven seats in Sunday’s election that was marred by violence.
The opposition party will get every right to organize their political actions in a democratic way, but she warned against any activities subversive to the state.
“They will not be allowed to resort to terrorist activities in the name of political actions,” she said adding that people would definitely reject such activities.
Hasina also referred to the opposition’s actions that include killing of people, arson attacks and other sorts of violence.
She said the people voted her party to power after evaluating the outcome of development borne in her previous tenures.
Hasina, also president of the ruling Awami League, said she fought for holding the election in a transparent manner so that people can exercise their voting rights.
She said BNP-Jamaat led alliance has plunged into a setback in the just concluded election as they have indulged in the acts of terrorism and corruption.
The premier also drew attention of the international observers so that they can play a role form their respective levels to accelerate the repatriation process of the Rohingya refugees, who fled a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017, from Bangladesh.