June 15, 2024

Moon Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said recent city corporation polls proved elections under her incumbent government could be credible and fair where people could cast their votes spontaneously. “Elections to the city corporations have been held one after another and people are casting their votes spontaneously due to having continued democracy in the country. We have proved elections can be free, fair and neutral under the Awami League government,” she said. The premier said this while administering oath to newly elected mayors of two city corporations — AHM Khairuzzaman Liton of Rajshahi and Anwaruzzaman Chowdhury of Sylhet– at the Shapla Hall of her office.
She asked the public representatives to win the confidence and trust of the people through serving the masses and working to fulfill their desire.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has attached priority to ensure development not only in the cities but also at the grassroots. The Prime Minister has briefly described the overall development in education, agriculture and healthcare services.
“Make a contribution to the country’s overall development,” she told the newly elected mayors and councillors.
The premier, however, thanked the Rajshahi city mayor for building the Rajshahi as a modern, beautiful and tourism city.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has announced a “zero tolerance” policy against terrorism, militancy and corruption.
On the contrary, she said the BNP-Jamaat clique gave patronage to the terrorism and corruption. “The BNP government made Bangladesh the world champion in corruption five times,” the premier said.
The voting rights were also snatched after Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s assassination in 1975, she said.

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