Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday came down heavily on BNP- Jamaat nexus for what she said their evil motive to be in the power even over dead bodies.
"I do not see anywhere else such inhumanity and killings solely to come to powere,” she said.
The prime minister was speaking at a reception held to mark the Armed Forces Day 2023 at Senakunja in Dhaka Cantonment.
Without mentioning any political parties she said those who think of coming to power stepping over dead bodies are inhuman.
“The question to me is why people are burnt and killed? I still don't understand why people are being burnt, buses are being burnt, and state resources are being destroyed,” she said.
Hasina, also the president of the ruling Awami League, said that the country is facing challenges one after another.
“We are facing one challenge after another. For example, Covid-19, we dealt with that. Besides, various kinds of troubles like arson terrorism start often,” she said.
Expressing her desire for peace, she said that Bangladesh wants peace not only within the country but regionally and globally.
“Our foreign policy is very clear friendship to all and malice to none, " she said.
She said that Bangladesh is a country of peace.
"When people are at peace, seeing a light of hope....arson terrorism has striken them. Blockades are disrupting people's lives again pushing them to panic. This is the most painful thing." the PM said.
The Awami League president hoped that those who are doing these things will at least come to their senses.
“Shunning destructive activities they shpuld join the democratic trend, put trust and confidence on people," she said.
Noting that she wants to take the country forward further, Hasina said that she has nothing to lose and nothing to gain.
“Since my father has struggled throughout his life for the people we want to take Bangladesh forward.”
She said that Bangladesh has got the status of developing country by working according to government’s plan.
“Our journey as a developing country will begin in 2026. May we start this journey properly in the year 2026,” she said.
In this connection she said that the government has already started working on the plan.
“My only goal is that no one can stop this unstoppable progress of Bangladesh," she declared.
Asking the armed forces to be ready at all times, the prime minister said that Bangladesh does not want war with anyone.
“We want to live in peace. But we must always keep in mind that we should have proper preparations to protect our country from foreign attacks, to protect our independence and sovereignty," she said.
She said that the armed forces will work as ever-ready vigilantes to protect the independence and sovereignty of the country.
Highlighting the initiatives of the Awami League government to strengthen the armed forces, the prime minister said that the armed forces are always active and strong in fighting for peace.
Praising the armed forces, Hasina said that they stand by the people when there is a natural disaster or any other emergency.