Peace at any cost: Prime Minister
12 February 2015, Nirapad News: “People want peace. So, there’ll be no place for terrorists and militants in the country, and we’ve to ensure peace at any cost so that the people of Bangladesh could live a safe and peaceful life.” The Prime Minister was addressing the 35th National Rally of Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defence Party (VDP) at Ansar-VDP Academy here.
Hasina alleged that when the country is moving ahead in all fields, the BNP-Jamaat clique all of a sudden started burning people to death and causing damage to public property through unleashing such subversive acts in the name of hartal and blockade without any reason.
The Prime Minister said those who are unleashing terrorist and militant acts and thus putting hindrance to the country’s development are the enemies of the country.
“We’ll have to maintain the pace of development braving all odds,” she said renewing her pledge to build a hunger and poverty free middle income country by 2021 and a prosperous developed one by 2041.
The Prime Minister said the evil force of BNP-Jamaat has started killing people again the way they did before last January 5, 2014 election. “In the name of politics, they’re torching buses and trucks and burning innocent people alive through hurling petrol bombs.”
“Are they human being or devil and what kind of politics it is?” she asked saying their activities are nothing but terrorism and militancy.
Hasina said all the victims of petrol bomb attacks are innocent people. “They’re bus and truck drivers and marginal people. The lives of toiling masses have no value to BNP chief Khaleda Zia.”
She said that the BNP-Jamaat talks about religion, but they called hartal even on the birthday of the Prophet (SM) and on the days of Biswa Ijtema. They pushed the lives of about 1.5 million SSC students towards danger and uncertainty through their destructive activities.