Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
Ill-gotten money can shed glitter; bring no respect, says Hasina
November 23rd, 2019 at 4:27 pm
Ill-gotten money can shed glitter; bring no respect, says Hasina

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her pledge to continue with the drives her government launched against corruption, terrorism, militancy and drugs.

“No one will be spared if found linked with terrorism, militancy, drugs and corruption. I will show no sympathy for them,” Hasina, also the chief of ruling Awami League party said inaugurating the seventh congress of her party’s youth front on Saturday in Dhaka.

Her warning came in the wake of an anti-corruption drive launched in September, in which a few top Awami Jubo League leaders were arrested for their involvement in illegal casino business.

Hasina said that her government was working hard for the welfare of the people.

“One can make money out of corruption; they can shed luster, build up glamour, wear products of internationally renowned brands, but they cannot get respect in the society. People can give a surprise look at them, but that would not bring honour for them, this is the reality” she told the gathering of thousands of party activists at Suhrawardy Udyan.

She called her followers to think of the people’s welfare instead of achieving self-interest through the process of politics.

“Those who will follow this mantra will be successful,” said Hasina, who assumed office for the third-straight time as Prime Minister in January this year.

The seventh congress of the Jubo League will elect new leadership for the ruling party’s youth front as it was tainted by alleged corruption of a number of leaders. Hasina ordered to get rid of those tainted persons in the party.