‘People lost ‘all potentials’ after Bangabandhu’s assassination’...

Dhaka, Tuesday   22 September 2020

People lost ‘all potentials’ after Bangabandhu’s assassination: PM

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:45 PM, 2 August 2020   Updated: 09:46 PM, 2 August 2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

The people of Bangladesh had lost “all potentials” after the brutal killing of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressing heartbreaking emotion commemorating the mourning August. She also accused the anti-liberation forces again in connection to the killing of the greatest Bengali of a thousand years.

“Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman presented independence to us. But those who don’t want this independence and also don’t believe in it and those who didn’t extend support to independence from inside and outside of the country brutally killed him through conspiracies,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League (AL) president and elder daughter of the Father of the Nation, said she and her younger sister survived the August 15 carnage as they were abroad at that time.

“But the people of the country had lost all potentials after this assassination,” she said, adding Bangabandhu was killed at that time when the nation was progressing fast towards socio-economic development under his dynamic leadership after independence.

The prime minister said this while inaugurating a voluntary blood donation program arranged by the Bangladesh Krishak League (BKL), the peasants’ wing of the AL, in the city this morning. She opened and addressed the program through mobile phone.

She said Bangabandhu sacrificed his life by shedding blood for ensuring the welfare of the Bangalees and building a hunger-and-poverty-free Sonar Bangla.

Pointing out that her government is keeping up its efforts to ensure food and securities amid the ongoing pandemic and flood, the premier said, “We’re continuing our endeavors so that the people get food, education, healthcare services as well as a place for living.”

The prime minister also thanked the leaders and workers of AL and its associate bodies including BKL, Chhatra League, Jubo League, Secchasevak League to help the farmers harvest paddy and distribute relief materials among the people, and for the burial of those who died from coronavirus.

AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader joined the program virtually, while AL Presidium Member Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Joint Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim addressed it.

BKL President Krishibid Samir Chanda presided over the function, while it's General Secretary Umme Kulsum Smiriti, MP, spoke, among others.