Cumilla City election
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said her government has been taking all necessary measures to protect the people’s voting rights. “The people of this country will enjoy all sorts of their rights. Their basic rights, voting rights and democratic rights will remain ensured. It’s our only goal and we’ve been working for this,” she said. The premier was addressing the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected mayor and councillors of Comilla City Corporation in the city’s Osmani Smriti Auditorium through a video conference from her official residence Ganobhaban. She said the government wants the socio-economic development of Bangladesh through maintaining the democratic environment. “It is our main goal and we’ve been working for it,” she added. Read: PM mulls area-based specific time power cuts to save fuel Hasina, also the president of Awami League, said her party has been striving for establishment of rights of the people since its formation. AL had been formed to protest against injustice, she added. About the recent Cumilla City election, she said the people could exercise their voting rights spontaneously in the very competitive election held amid festive atmosphere. “They had been able to make the candidates of their choice win with their votes here. I think it is an example in electoral history,” she added.