Internal feud must not cost AL a 'sure win'
12:00 AM, December 14, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:22 AM, December 14, 2017

Internal feud must not cost AL a 'sure win'

PM cautions her party ranks at Paris reception

Expressing her confidence about the Awami League's victory in the next national election, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the party men to be alert to internal conflicts so that it does not miss out on the “certain win”.

“The election is getting closer. It's knocking at the door. We've to win the election... people are with us and they're ready to vote for us,” she said.

Hasina was speaking at a reception accorded to her by the France Awami League at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand on Tuesday night.

She said everybody would have to be alert so that none can conspire against the AL's victory in the 11th parliamentary polls,               scheduled to be held in December next year.

“It will be possible for the conspirators to hatch conspiracies if there're differences [of opinion] among ourselves. If we remain united, nobody will be able to harm us by hatching conspiracies. Everybody has to remember this.”

The PM hoped her party would be re-elected and the country's progress would continue.

She stressed the need for strengthening the party and resolving all the differences among the party men through talks.

Hasina said everybody must remain alert so that those who had handed over the national flag to war criminals and given jobs to the killers of the Father of the Nation can't return to power.

Praising the expatriate Bangladeshis for greatly contributing to the country's economy, she called upon them not to do anything which might tarnish the country's image.

The PM blasted the BNP-led 20-party alliance who had “burnt hundreds of people by hurling petrol bombs, torched 582 polling centres and hundreds of copies of the holy Quran at the Baitul Mukarram national mosque” in the name of resisting the 2014 national polls.

About the huge influx of Rohingyas to Bangladesh, Hasina said her government sheltered the Myanmar citizens on humanitarian grounds as over one crore Bangladeshis had taken refuge in India during the Liberation War in 1971.

She said her government was trying to resolve the Rohingya problem without harming the friendly ties with Myanmar.

Mentioning the huge international support to Bangladesh on the issue, the premier said a Bangladesh-Myanmar joint working committee has been formed and its members from the Myanmar side will visit Bangladesh this month to discuss the issue.

She said her government would send back the Rohingyas to their homeland.

The PM highlighted various successes of her government and said the people of Bangladesh get something when the AL stays in power.

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