Govt favours strong opposition in parliament: PM
SANGSAD BHABAN, March 11, 2019 (BSS) – Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today said her government has favoured a strong opposition in parliament.
“We have favoured a powerful opposition to be grown in parliament,” she said during her around one hour and five minutes valedictory speech on the thanksgiving motion on the President’s speech in the maiden session of the 11th parliament.
Turning to the oath-taking of the Jatiya Oikya Front MP-elect Sultan Muhammed Mansur Ahmed, the premier said Mansur took oath as a mark of respect to the people’ vote and urged other lawmakers to swear in.
The opposition leaders’ opinion on bills are very important and as many as 16 amendments have been made to a single bill considering their opinion, she said, adding that the AL government has welcomed the criticize from the opposition for betterment of the country.
About the country’s armed forces, she told parliament that Bangladesh armed forces will not be involved in war against any country rather it will engage itself in maintaining peace.
“Armed forces of our country will not be involved in war against any country. Rather it will be engaged in maintaining peace,” she said on the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on military cooperation between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia.
Referring to Bangladesh’s foreign policy “Friendship to all, malice to none”, she said that Bangladesh will maintain friendly relationship with all and malice towards none.
The world has become astonished to see how her government has been successfully maintaining the foreign policy in case of relations with other countries in the last 10 years, she mentioned.