POST TIME: 17 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
PM slams lavish life with ill-gotten money
UNB, Dhaka

PM slams lavish life with ill-gotten money

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the people of the country won’t tolerate those living a lavish life with ill-gotten money. The premier questioned why one has to earn money through corruption and stealing."The people of the country won’t tolerate living a lavish life with a show-off attitude with the money earned through terrorist acts, extortion, corruption and dishonest way," she said. It is much dignified to eat rice and salt with the money earned through honest way rather than taking Biriyani with ill-gotten money, she said yesterday while inaugurating the 3rd national council of Awami Swechchhasebak League, an associate body of Awami League, at historic Suhrawardy Udyan.

The prime minister also said the people of the country have to be aware that killers, corrupt, and money-launderers must not be in power again. "Their return to power means the sufferings of people, putting the country on the verge of destruction, resumption of militancy and terrorism, as they’re involved in militancy and terrorism," she said.

A total of 1,975 councillors and around 18,000 delegates joined the Awami Swechchhasebak League council while around 15,000 guests were present, according to organisers.

SwechchhasebakLeague’s councillors from across the country picked their new leadership in the council. Stressing the importance of maintaining the pace of advancement, Hasina said the government wants to eradicate drugs, terrorism and corruption, and the drive against these social menaces will continue.

“Because we’ve to ensure peace and security for the people of Bangladesh and if the peaceful atmosphere prevails in the country it is possible to develop the country, we want that peaceful environment,” she said.

The Prime Minister said the government has been implementing massive programmes to ensure development and welfare of the country and its people in such a way that no one is left behind.

Criticizing BNP’s founder Zia and Khaleda Zia, the Prime Minister said  Zia started the politics of killing and destroyed the spirit of the war of liberation, while Khaleda  Zia established terrorism and militancy in the country.

They also rewarded killers of Father the Nation, four national leaders and war criminals making them ministers, members of parliament and giving them blood spattered national flags, she regretted.

Sheikh Hasina said, also the chief of ruling Awami League, called upon leaders and workers of Swechhashebok League to work with the mentality of serving people and strengthen the organisation to build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh as dreamt by Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman.

Awami League General Secretary ObaidulQuader and Joint Secretary AFM BahauddinNasim were present at the council held with NirmalRanjanGuha, convener of the council preparatory committee of Swechchhasebak League, in the chair.

Earlier, the Prime Minister inaugurated the council through hoisting the national flag with the national anthem playing. Later, she released pigeons and balloons. She also witnessed a colourful cultural programme.