It was the most fair and credible election since ‘75: Prime Minister



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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the January 7 election in Bangladesh was the most free, fair and credible since 1975.

She said this in a view exchange meeting with leaders and workers of Gopalganj district Awami League at Gonobhaban on Wednesday (February 7).

Pointing out that the BNP-Jamaat wanted to thwart the January 7 election by doing various misdeeds, Sheikh Hasina said that the most important thing about the election is that the people went to the polling stations and voted spontaneously.

Pointing out that the journey ahead is not easy, the Prime Minister said, many obstacles have to be overcome. There are many conspiracies surrounding this Bangladesh. Mentioning that the people of Bangladesh are financially secure today, she said that the people of Bangladesh are getting food and getting medical treatment easily.

She further said that more than 30 medicines are given free of charge through the community clinic and today there is no need to bring old clothes from abroad.

Sheikh Hasina said, besides providing rice and clothes, she has ensured the treatment and education of the people of the country. In this way we are working for the welfare of people.

On commodity prices, she said, global food prices have increased and due to this, the government has to pay huge sums of money to buy fertilizers, seeds, wheat, fuel oil, edible oil and gas.

   

After capturing power, Awami League also captured history: Amir Khosru



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BNP Standing Committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury has commented that Awami League is taking over history by illegally grabbing power.

He said that the rulers are using the state machinery to implement their fabricated history. They are manipulating the Judiciary to explain their fabricated history. When politicians become historians, it is no longer history, but propaganda.

Amir Khosru made this comment at a discussion meeting organized by the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) at the National Press Club on Wednesday (April 17) at noon, demanding the declaration of Republic Day on April 10.

This member of the BNP Standing Committee said that although the Awami League government has dropped the boat symbol in the Upazila Parishad elections, it has not withdrawn from the project of stealing votes. The vote stealing scheme is the source of their power. The government no longer has the courage to go in front of the people with the boat. 95 percent of the people did not go to the polling station in the January 7 election. There is no such thing as voting.

He also said that every effort was made to break the BNP before the election, but the unity of the BNP is intact. Cases, assaults, jails have been defamed against BNP leaders and activists, yet the unity could not be broken.

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BUET should decide whether to have student politics or not: Gayeshwar



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Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, a member of the BNP Standing Committee, said that if the BUET authorities think that the BUET authorities will stop politics there for the sake of keeping the atmosphere of the campus calm and for the education of the talented children of parents who study here - that is their decision.

On Monday (April 1), Natore District BNP Joint Convenor Dewan Shaheen, who was undergoing treatment at BSMMU, made this comment in response to the questions of the journalists present after inquiring about the treatment.

Gayeshwar Chandra said, we want student politics; we have come this far by student politics. Student politics is not an obstacle. I don't want a group student organization in the classroom. Abrar, a brilliant student of BUET, was brutally killed in BUET. Not only the students, civil society and political parties of the country erupted in protest. Then the BUET authorities decided that there will be no political student organization in BUET. In the context of which BUET has taken this decision, whether it is still valid or not, whether there is any danger or not, considering the overall aspect, BUET has to decide whether there will be student politics or not.

Claiming that the condition of Jahangir Nagar University is more deplorable than the condition of BUET, the former minister said that Chhatra League leader Manik had celebrated a century of rape there. What could be more disgusting than that? In fact they are not tainted with any stigma! The more we find them tainted, the more they are embellished. One reason is to use muscle power and destroy politics as a party worker in the administration.

Mentioning the attack on Natore district BNP joint convener Dewan Shaheen, Gayeshwar Chandra said, "Our leaders and workers are often attacked by Awami League terrorists." This brutality of the rulers is going on all over the country. Still, BNP activists do not leave the field. However, without these terrorist activities and muscle power, it is not possible for an isolated government to survive politically.

In response to a journalist's question about former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who is undergoing treatment in CCU at Ever Care Hospital in the capital, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy said that the government is killing Khaleda Zia in a planned way without giving her better treatment abroad. The ruling party will be happy even though the news of his death will go down in tears all over the country.

BNP Organizing Secretary Ruhul Quddus Talukdar Dulu, deputy secretary Taiful Islam Tipu and others were present at this time.

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In the 12th JS election the cost of Awami league is Tk. 2.76 crore



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The party's treasurer HN Ashikur Rahman said that the ruling Awami League spent Tk. 2 crore 76 lakh 88 thousand 120 in the 12th Jatiya Sangsad election.

He gave this information after submitting the party's expenditure account to the commission in the 12th election at Agargaon election building in the capital on Monday (April 1) afternoon.

After submitting the election expenses of the ruling party, the presidium member of the party, Kazi Zafarullah, said that we had a limit of Tk. 4 crore 50 lakh. The expenditure is less than that.

At that time, the treasurer of the party, Ashiqur Rahman, said that Tk. 2 crore 76 lakh 78 thousand 120 have been spent. Our expenditure limit was Tk. 4 crore 50 lakh.

He said that the district level leaders spent on their own because of their loyalty to the party. So our expenses are reduced. Moreover, the entire expenditure in elections is not party-related. Where other parties require Tk. 10, we require Tk. 2.

In response to the question where this money was spent in the election, he said that it was spent on posters, public meetings, publicity etc.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Barrister Biplab Barua said, as a registered party, we will submit the income and expenditure account. Then there will be details.

At that time, Presidium member Kazi Zafarullah, Treasurer HN Ashiqur Rahman, Publicity and Publication Abdus Sobahan Golap, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan were present in the delegation of Awami League.

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Awami League leader's comments on parliamentary elections is viral



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General Secretary of Cumilla North District Awami League Roshan Ali Master has gone viral with his controversial comments on Debidwar parliamentary elections. There has been uproar among activists over the video that has spread online. Some reacted angrily.

On Saturday (March 30) afternoon, Roshan Ali Master gave the speech at the iftar party at his residence in Devidwar Municipal area on the occasion of pilgrimage to Makkah to perform Umrah.

In a four-and-a-half-minute video spread on Facebook, he was heard saying, "We didn't lose the vote, we lost by the mechanism." For any reason we could not get the results, 82 thousand votes is less? They have a lot of history, you will not understand them and your brother will explain them. Those whom I have made leaders do not count on me now. There are many Mir Jafars in our party, they have been and will be. If they get better, we will get better. And if it is not good after Hajj, then I will come in the field.

The leaders and workers of Debidwar Upazila Awami League expressed their immediate angry reaction to his speech.

In response, they said, "Where the Prime Minister has set an example all over the world by holding a free, fair and impartial vote, his statement calls into question the fair election." In his speech, he wanted to prove that the current Member of Parliament Abul Kalam Azad was elected by rigging the vote. They condemned such a statement.

Debidwar Upazila Awami League Joint General Secretary Principal Humayun Kabir said, 'Awami League is becoming a laughing stock to common people with these unrestrained statements. No one can stop him. Earlier, in various meetings of the 12th National Election, he has been in controversy by abusing independent candidates and his leaders and activists, which everyone has seen on social media. Awami League leaders and activists are embarrassed by these statements.

Cumilla North District Awami League General Secretary Roshan Ali Master called several times to get a statement on the matter, but he did not receive.

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