PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the Awami League (AL) leaders and workers to uphold the party’s ‘reputation and tradition’, saying that the party has a responsibility towards the people.

“Awami League is a party of the mass people and it has a responsibility towards them. So, you’ll have to keep up the organisation’s reputation and tradition and work in such a way so that its image is not tarnished,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina, who was reelected president of the AL for the ninth consecutive time today through the party’s 21st National Council, said this after the leaders and workers of the party and its associate bodies greeted her at Ganabhaban here this evening on her reelection as the AL president.

The AL president said “jara ure eshe jure boshe” (parties which are formed by staying in power) have no responsibility towards the country and the people.

The prime minister also instructed the party leaders and workers to uphold the trust and confidence of the people which they reposed on the party in the last elections.

“You’ll have to work by gaining the trust and confidence of the people and retaining the party’s image,” she said.

She also asked them to work for strengthening the party at the grassroots level further by discarding all differences.