The premier said the plotters of the August 15, 1975 carnage wanted to eliminate “Bangabandhu’s blood seed to deprive the people of leadership” but recalled that she and her sister survived the bloodbath as they were living abroad at that time.
Sheikh Hasina said she had devoted her life to welfare of the people of Bangladesh and vowed to materialize the dream of Bangabandhu to build a hunger and poverty free Bangladesh where no one would suffer for want of food, shelter and healthcare service.
The prime minister said people of Bangladesh gave vote to her party time and again. “It’s a great honour for me as people have given me the opportunity for the fourth time to work for them,” she said, adding that her government would fulfill all commitments word by word.
In the current tenure, Sheikh Hasina said her government would take forward Bangladesh and make it a ‘developing country’. To achieve the goal, corruption, drug and terrorism must be stamped out, securing the public life, she said.
As a political worker, the prime minister said, she always upheld the spirit of doing something for the people instead of getting anything from politics. Sheikh Hasina said she always upholds the spirit of the War of Liberation in running the country and she will do the same in future.
She thanked the countrymen for voting AL to power again and sought their support in building a prosperous Bangladesh so that every Banglaee can live in the world community keeping his/her head high.
Pointing out her government’s plan to reach the urban facilities to every village, the prime minister said rural people would get a better life and all would have access to education and employment.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh will celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2020 and Golden Jubilee of Independence in 2021 as a nation free from hunger and poverty. By 2041, Bangladesh would be a prosperous nation and in 2071 our next generation would be the citizens of a prosperous nation, she said.