Drive against graft, terrorism will continue: PM

Published: 02 Dec 2019 Updated: 02 Dec 2019   

Online Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reaffirmed to continue her government’s ongoing drive against terrorism, militancy, narcotics and corruption.


She vowed saying that this “sickness” of the society will have to be rooted out.

“Due to the misdeeds of those, who ruled the country for 21 years after the assassination of Bangabandhu in 1975, dirt and garbage were clogged and the erosion of character of the people was made,” she said, reports BSS.

The premier was addressing a reception accorded to her by Bangladesh Embassy in Spain at Hotel Villa Magna here on Sunday evening local time.

Expatriate Bangladeshis including Awami League leaders and workers living in Spain and other European countries joined the reception.

Describing herself as a “whole time worker” of the people of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina said she is working tirelessly to change the lot of the common people.

“I’m a whole time worker of the people of Bangladesh … I’m working ceaselessly so that the people of both the urban and rural areas get good results of our work,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina also said a section of people want to lead a lavish life by indulging in bribery and corruption and committing terrorism and snatching and they try to say that ‘mui ki honure’ (what we became).

“But we want such mentality among the people doesn’t exist and this illness of the society will have to be eliminated,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said it is better to have ‘noon-bhat’ (rice with salt) in the honest way than eating ‘biriyani’ in the dishonest path. “We learned it from the Father of the Nation and we’ve to teach it to new generations,” she said.

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