AL to fulfill pledges if voted to power again: PM

PV Desk : Urging the countrymen to cast their votes for ‘boat’, the election symbol of Awami League, in the next general election, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said whatever pledges her party and government made will surely be fulfilled.

“If you (people) cast your votes for ‘boat’, we’ll get another chance for serving you. Please raise your hands and say that you’ll cast your votes for us. Whatever pledges we’ve given to you, we’ll surely fulfill those … surely Bangladesh will turn into a prosperous and developed country,” she said.

The Awami League President was addressing a mammoth public rally at the Pabna Police Lines Ground organized by the district unit of ruling Awami League.

Chaired by district AL President and Land Minster Shamsur Rahman Sherif, the rally was also addressed, among others, by Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim, AL Presidium Member Dr M Abdur Razzaque, AL joint general secretaries Dr Dipu Moni and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, and AL central leader SM Kamal Hossain.

Referring to the general election to be held this December, the Premier said if the countrymen voted AL to power again, they would turn every village of the country into a town.

“We’ll ensure urban facilities for each and every community of each village and they’ll live a better life. We’ll turn every village into a town,” she pledged.

Mentioning that Bangladesh has become a ‘developing country’ after graduating from the LDC status, the Premier said: “We won’t beg from others. By the year 2041, we’ll make Bangladesh a prosperous and developed ‘Sonar Bangladesh’. No one was able to suppress Bengalees in the past and none will be able to do so in future. We’re moving ahead and we’ll continue to move forward,” she said.