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People are key strength of Sheikh Hasina’s politics: Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary and

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the

country’s people are the key strength of AL President and Prime

Minister Sheikh Hasina’s politics.

“Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina had enormous courage as she

didn’t do any misdeed. So, no conspiracy could bar Sheikh Hasina from

returning home on May 7, 2007,” he told a regular press conference at

his residence recalling Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming on May 7.

Quader said May 7 is a memorable day to the democracy-loving people

of Bangladesh.

On this day in 2007, Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina returned

home en route to London, after receiving treatments in the United

States, defying all obstacles and conspiracy to restore the country’s

democracy during the state of emergency declared by the then military

backed caretaker government, he said.

He said as Sheikh Hasina was born to a political family, she

witnessed different aspects and change of courses in history.

Sheikh Hasina’s father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was her

political mentor and she loves the people as like as his father, he


The AL general secretary said as Sheikh Hasina returned home on that

day defying all obstacles to free democracy from captivity, the then

caretaker government had been forced to leave the power by holding the

general elections fowling pressure created by the pressure.

He said Awami League led Grand Alliance attained a landslide victory

in the December 29, 2008 general elections and then formed the


After assuming office as the prime minister for the second time,

Sheikh Hasina began struggle to build the country as a happy and

prosperous nation after retrieving it from crisis.

He said Sheikh Hasina freed the nation from stigma by bringing

Bangabandhu’s killers and war criminals to justice.

Quader said because of her diplomatic efficiency, Bangladesh settled

longstanding maritime and land boundary issues with neighboring


He said Bangladesh is now marching forward on the highway of

development in an indomitable pace under the dynamic leadership of

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Quader said by launching Bangabandhu Satellite-1, Sheikh Hasina

reached the dream to space.

Under the domestic funds, the construction work of much-anticipated

Padma Bridge is now at the final stage while the works of Bangabandhu

tunnel beneath Karnaphuli river in Chattogram and metro-rail in Dhaka

are progressing fast, he said.

The AL general secretary said Bangladesh’s role in tackling the

first wave of coronavirus outbreak has been lauded at home and abroad.

When many developed countries reeled under the spike of

coronavirus, Bangladesh has been able to contain the spread of the

deadly virus a little bit under the bold and prudent leadership of

Sheikh Hasina, he said.

He said Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming on May 7 is a significant

incident in the history of the country’s democratic struggles,

development and progress.

Quader said every year many programmes are arranged to mark the day

but this year programmes has been called off in view of the

coronavirus outbreak at the directives of Sheikh Hasina.

He urged the people as well as all the leaders and workers of the

party to offer ‘doa’ for good health and long life of Prime Minister

Sheikh Hasina staying at home.

Quader also requested all to observe the Sheikh Hasina’s historic

homecoming day on May 17 recalling her returning home on that day in

1981 by arranging milad mahfil and special prayers at mosques,

temples, pagodas and churches.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)