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Matia urges people to vote for pro-liberation forces in next polls

Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury today urged the electorates to vote for 'Boat', election symbol of Awami League, in the upcoming parliament to elect the pro-liberation forces.

The minister said this as the chief guest while she was distributing cheques, corrugated iron sheets and sports goods among different organizations on Nakla Upazila Parishad premises in Sherpur this morning.

Matia said the people have to choose between the anti-liberation forces and the pro-liberation forces to run the country.

There is no alternative to Sheikh Hasina to build a country free from starvation and poverty, she added.

About the Rohingya problem, the agriculture minister said the Rohingya infiltration started in 1978, but the then President Ziaur Rahman did not look into the problem.

Even the same problem took place in 1993 but the then Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia had not gone to Cox's Bazar, Matia said.

Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina provided shelter to Rohingyas and for this she (Sheikh Hasina) has been awarded the honour of the 'Mother of Humanity'.

Deputy Commissioner of Sherpur Anar Koli Mahbub, Nakla Upazila Chairman Mahbubul Alam, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Sultana Razia, among others, attended.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)