Home Minister Bir Muktijoddha Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said Awami League (AL) always comes to the power through the people's votes.
"Awami League never ever came to the power through any gun battle or conspiracy rather AL always comes to the power through the votes of the people," the home minister told a freedom fighters rally at Police Lines Ground here this evening.
Responding to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir's statement on their possible reluctance to participate in any election under the AL government, he said, "BNP always tried to resist elections, they have become unpopular to the people."
The minister categorically said, "We don't care if people are on our side. Whatever they (BNP) conspired is not for us to see. What we need to see that what people or countrymen want."
He said, "I travel all over Bangladesh, there is only one party in Bangladesh, that is only Sheikh Hasina, there is no alternative to Sheikh Hasina. As long as Sheikh Hasina will be alive, Bangladesh will remain bright."
About the ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he said, "Our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has always told us that she is only carrying out Bangabandhu's ideals and plans to implement them."
Asaduzzaman said due to pragmatic steps under visionary leadership of Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh is going to be one of the most advanced nations in the world.
"In 2041, we will surely be a developed Bangladesh under her leadership,' the home minister hoped.
The Bangladesh police force, he said, has come to the place of people's trust at present as they are serving for the people.
Mentioning the heroic sacrifice of country's freedom fighters, the home minister said, " Due to ensure freedom of the country, the freedom fighters stood up after being idealized by the ideals of Bangabandhu and embraced the martyrdom even snowing that the death was certain and the fighting against a well-equipped the then Pakistani occupation forces was not an easy task."
"They did not care whether they would return home or not. These freedom fighters did not even think that they would burn houses and destroy everything," he added.
The minister said Bangabandhu's daughter has done many things for the freedom fighters through increasing allowances, all kinds of opportunities and honours at all stages.
He also thanked the prime minister for giving 'Joy Bangla' as the status of national slogan.
Lawmakers -- Asaduzzaman Noor, Bir Muktijoddha Aftab Uddin Sarkar and Rabeya Alim, former MP Golam Mostafa, additional DIG of Rangpur range of police Mizanur Rahman, Nilphamari Zilla Parishad Chairman Mamatazul Haque, Deputy Commissioner Pankaj Ghosh, Police Super Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman and Nilphamari Municipality Mayor Dewan Kamal Ahmed, among others, spoke.
Earlier, in the afternoon, the home minister unveiled the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Plaque (mural) on the premises of Nilphamari police super office.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha