Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the ruling Awami League lawmakers to go to their respective constituencies and work for the people stopping mud-slinging against each other to win the upcoming general elections.
She issued the directive at a meeting of the Awami League Parliamentary Party at parliament complex, Awami League presidium member Faruk Khan told New Age emerging from the meeting.
‘Stop mud-slinging against each other and work together,’ Hasina asked the lawmakers.
Hasina, also the AL president, asked her party lawmakers to go to the people to project the success stories of the government and highlight the ‘firebombing of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat.’
‘I firmly believe that people will accept you as we have carried out a huge development in the country,’ she said.
Issuing a note of warning against the activities of the ministers and lawmakers, Hasina said that she had a list of performance of the lawmakers.
‘I monitor the activities of the ministers and lawmakers very often. Those who will be involved in conspiracies will not get nomination,’ she said.
Meeting sources said that some young lawmakers urged the party president to nominate them again so that they would remain a part of the ongoing development.
In response, Hasina said that the party would nominate leaders having support of the voters.
‘The nomination will be given based on the opinion of the grassroots,’ she said.
Senior parliamentarians, including Tofail Ahmed, engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Atikur Rahman Atik, Iftekhar Uddin Pintu, Shamim Osman and Abdur Rahman Bodi, among others, also spoke at the meeting.
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