A quarter becomes active ahead of polls to grab power: PM

Staff Correspondent | Published: 02:08, Jan 18,2018

 
 

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina told Jatiya Sangsad on Wednesday that a quarter always became active to grab power in ‘unconstitutional way’ ahead of general elections.
‘There is a class of people who are problem for themselves as they do not feel well with democratic practices and do not see any development when the country marches forward,’ the prime minister said.
She came up with the remarks responding to a supplementary question of opposition lawmaker Fakhrul Imam during her question-answer session, saying that this class was harmful for the nation.
‘They do not watch any kind of development work even they know it. They are blind and deaf despite having eyes and ears.  It is because they only think of assuming office in abnormal way,’ Hasina said.
‘Whenever any unconstitutional, abnormal government assumed office or martial law or emergency is imposed, they think that their importance has been increased. It is because they have a desire to go to power but their desire is never fulfilled as they do not have the quality to contest and win the polls,’ she continued.
The prime minister took a swipe at them saying that their (vested quarter) research never found Bangladesh’s development.
In the supplementary question, Jaiya Party MP Imam also asked the premier whether there was necessity to construct the coal-based Rampal Thermal Power Plant in southern region.
The prime minster said the Rampal plant was necessary for the country’s development.
Responding to another supplementary question of Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizvandhary, Hasina said the government would consider bringing non-MPO schools under the monthly pay order.

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