Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today announced that all activities of her party would be run by keeping the next general election in mind.
"We want to serve the people again after winning the next elections and our activities would be conducted centering on the next polls," she said just after being elected as the AL president for the eighth consecutive time in the triennial council of the party at Engineers Institution here this afternoon.
Mentioning that the next elections will be held by 2019, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League chief, said she never wants her party to be questionable in the next polls.
"I never want in any way the Awami League to come into question in the next elections. I want our party to win the polls and serve the people of Bangladesh again," she said.
Pointing out that the responsibility of the president of Awami League is huge, Sheikh Hasina said she would try her best to discharge the duty properly.
"You have given a big task to me once again and I would try my level best to discharge the duty," she said.
Sheikh Hasina, however, said that it is very tough to perform the responsibilities of the Prime Minister and the party president simultaneously.
"You have given that difficult task again to me and I am accepting it," she said.
The prime minister vowed to continue the socioeconomic development programmes that her government has taken for the uplift of the people.
"We will continue our socioeconomic development programmes in the country as per our election manifesto and I seek cooperation from all of you in this regard," she said.
Sheikh Hasina also reiterated her determination to eliminate poverty from the country and asked the AL leaders and activists to prepare a list of ultra poor who are homeless and distressed.
"We have already reduced the poverty rate drastically, but we want to bring it down to zero level ... I want all out cooperation from you to achieve the goal," she said.
In this connection, she said her government wants that not a single person would remain hungry, homeless and distressed position and suffer for lack of treatment.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)