Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said BNP does not want an election, rather it wants someone to take over after ousting the government — who would finally put the party in power.
“They don’t want elections. They rather want something to come to power, ousting the government, which would install them in office — bringing them with ‘nagardola’ or ‘palki’. That is their expectation,” she said.
The premier was addressing a huge public rally, arranged by Chattogram City Unit of Awami League at the Polo Ground in the port city.
Sheikh Hasina, in her speech delivered from a 160ft boat-shaped stage, said BNP has two skills: vote-rigging and killing people. “They know if election is held, people would not vote for killers,” she said.
“They (BNP) don’t care about the people. If Awami League comes to power, we work for the people,” she added.
Referring to the arson attacks unleashed in 2013-2015 by BNP, the PM said one day Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman will have to answer to the people as to why they burnt and killed so many. “People will take account of it one day,” she said.
‘December 10 a favourite date for BNP’
Sheikh Hasina, also AL president, criticised BNP for choosing December 10 as the date for their final divisional rally.