PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today described Bangladesh Awami League (AL) as the country’s “biggest and strongest” political party, urging its leaders and workers to be psyched up with principle and ideology.

“Principle and ideology are the biggest words for any political leader. So he or she will have to remain prepared for making any sacrifice for maintaining principle and ideology,” she said while inaugurating the AL’s 21st National Council at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan here this afternoon.

The premier asked the party stalwarts to stay ready for making sacrifice to enable people getting adhered to principle and ideology for achieving anything great.

Sheikh Hasina, also the president of AL, added that those who could make such a sacrifice become successful and could give something to the country and the nation.

Quoting a comment of Bangabandhu, she said temporary benefits are achieved if any party moves with leaders without principles. “But those leaders are not found during any struggle — it’s the biggest reality,” she said.

The premier said the Awami League is that organisation which made sacrifice time and again. “The people of Bangladesh today got its fruits, and today’s Bangladesh is advancing towards the path of development and prosperity which Bangabandhu dreamt of,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said that Bangladesh is moving ahead and it will continue to advance further, asserting that none will be able to play ducks and drakes with the people of the country.