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‘AL doesn’t believe in politics of vengeance’

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told the parliament that if Awami League believes in the politics of vengeance, there would be no existence of BNP in the country.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told the parliament that if Awami League believes in the politics of vengeance, there would be no existence of BNP in the country.

In reply to a query from an opposition BNP lawmaker, the premier said: “Awami League doesn’t do politics of killing people. Awami League doesn’t believe in the politics of vengeance.”

“If we do so, there would be no existence of BNP in this country. Because, no other was subjected to what extent we were victims of killing, repression and torture by BNP,” the House was told.

In her question, the BNP lawmaker Rumeen Farhana (Reserved Seat-50) said the premier’s instructions are now “needed in all cases from killing of people to killing mosquito in the country”, which indicates to falling apart and dysfunction of other institutions of the State. Successes of the State’s institutions are prerequisite for an effective country, she added.

Rumeen also asked whether the ineffective institutions reflect the scenario of the overall failure of the government in running the State.

In response, Sheikh Hasina also said she is the daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who dedicated his life for the wellbeing of the people of this country.

“Being his daughter I have a different place of responsibility towards the people. That’s why I work on day and night. I’m always making efforts to make all institutions more active not to make them ineffective,” she said highlighting the progress of the country in different arena, which was attained due to relentless efforts of Awami league government and tireless works of the people.

Noting that these achievements were not gained automatically, she said if the institutions remained ineffective, it would not be possible to attain such achievements.

Hasina said Bangladesh is marching forward because the state machinery works properly.

“Would the questioner be happy if I spent time in sleeping till 12:00pm like the MP’s (Rumeen’s) leader Khaleda Zia, not doing so (work to take forward the country),” she said.

“It is BNP that set an example of a failed state. The important decisions of the state came from such a person who was not involved in the state machinery. The (then) Prime Minister used to remain in sleep and her son used to give decision from Hawa Bhaban. Ministers and Secretaries used to wait for directives from Hawa Bhaban.”

Hasina lambasted Rumeen for treating ‘killing of people and mosquito’ equally in her question. “Her question is unexpected, unparliamentarian (undemocratic) and absurd,” the premier said.

 

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