PV Desk : President M Abdul Hamid on Monday urged lawmakers to strengthen relations between the government and the people to make the ongoing advancement and democratic polity sustainable.

“The advancement and democratic growth will be more sustainable as much as the bridge of relations between government and people will be more strong and solid,” the President told a banquet, hosted in honour of the prime minister, speaker, cabinet members and lawmakers at Bangabhaban here.

The head of the state asked the lawmakers to highlight the demands and expectations of people before parliament and play an effective role in making the House the focal point of all activities.

He also advised the members of parliament (MPs) to visit their respective constituencies regularly and stand by common people as they elected them (MPs) by casting their (people) votes.

“This will help strengthen the people’s tie with the party as well as the government . . . and a strong communication will also be established subsequently,” he mentioned.

Referring to the long-cherished hopes and aspirations of common people, the President said, “People demands are very limited, they are satisfied with getting very little. They want to get their leaders near them during their need. So, always maintain your good communication with them.”