Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has said that the landslide victory of her party in the 12th parliamentary election is not of her victory, rather it is the victory of people.
“This victory is not of mine, rather it’s people’s victory,” she said while exchanging views with local and foreign observers and journalists at her official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka on Monday (January 8) afternoon.
Terming the Sunday’s election as an epoch-making event, she said it was a breakthrough event for the democracy in Bangladesh. The country’s communication systems would be developed further. After the ‘Digital Bangladesh’, now attention would be given to build ‘Smart Bangladesh.’ Not a single person in Bangladesh will remain impoverished.
Expressing the hope to create employment opportunities for all, Sheikh Hasina said, “We will generate employment opportunity for every single person. People’s fundamental rights will be ensured further.”
Sheikh Hasina said action plan is worked out in three phases after formation of the government every time. “We have been receiving support and cooperation from the friendly countries. The objective of our foreign policy is friendship to all and malice to none.”
She said her new government would for the next five years to improve the living standard of the country’s people. “Our accountability to the country’s people is our first priority. We always think about how to ensure better life of them.”
Replying to a question about the punishment of Nobel laureate Professor Dr Muhammad Yunus, she said, “I have no responsibility about the punishment of Dr Yunus, rather it’s a matter under the jurisdiction of labour court.”