Dhaka, Aug 31 (Just News): Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said a vested quarter tried to make political gains using anger of the schoolchildren when they took to the streets following two of their fellows’ death in a road accident.
“Many of them (group) are very knowledgeable, dignified, intelligent and internationally renowned persons as well,” she added while addressing a discussion at her official residence Ganobhaban in the city.
Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of ruling Awami League, arranged the programme marking the National Mourning Day.
AL president Sheikh Hasina also said that the internationally renowned personalities instigated people to carry out propaganda and falsehood on social media taking the advantage of Digital Bangladesh, she said. “They wanted to get personal gains cashing in on the anger of children,” she added.
“But whenever we took actions against them, there was lamentation all around and pressure came from international levels,” she said.
She asked the BCL leaders and activists to do politics upholding the ideology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Noting that BCL has made sacrifice in every achievement of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, also the AL president, asked the BCL men to work for people’s wellbeing.
Terming education the ‘biggest asset’ of a person, she directed every leader and activist of BCL to acquire knowledge first. “With this knowledge, you’ll have to do politics following the ideology shown by the Father of the Nation,” she added.
It is not enough to utter ideology in mouths; rather following and exercising it is very important, the prime minister said.
She said it was possible for her government to establish Bangladesh as a role model for development as it followed the ideology of the father of the nation.
Pointing at the BCL leaders, Sheikh Hasina said, “If you build yourselves as leaders having ideology, you’ll establish yourselves (in the politics). If you indulge in greed to make assets, you’ll be lost (from politics).”
She asked the BCL leaders to work for implementation of the goals her government fixed to establish Bangladesh as a developed, prosperous and peaceful country in the world.
Sheikh Hasina, the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu, said those who spread falsehood against Bangabandhu immediately after the liberation war still continue their conspiracy.
Mentioning that there was an evil attempt for 21 years after 1975 to remove the name of Bangabandhu from the history, Sheikh Hasina said no one can erase or hide the truth. “Now, Bangabandhu’s 7th March historic speech is internationally recognised as the best speech.”
Talking about her mother Fazilatunnesa Mujib’s contribution to the country’s liberation, she said when Bangabandhu was in jail, she used to convey his instructions to the leaders and activists of Awami League and Chhatra League.
“I found my mother firm in taking decisions,” the prime minister said, adding that when there was division among the political leaders about the six-point programme, it was Fazilatunnesa who had firmly said it must be a six-point one, not eight-point one.
She said despite being the wife of a minister and the president, Fazilatunnesa used to lead a very simple life and help Bangabandhu take right decisions in the critical times.
BCL president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon presided over the discussion conducted by its general secretary Golam Rabbani.