A total of 8 thousand 105 cases have been filed across the country against BNP-Jamaate-e-Islami leaders and activists in the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and from October 28, 2023 to the day of the 12th parliamentary elections. Out of this, 1 thousand 967 cases have been completed. 1 thousand 241 people have been sentenced to imprisonment for various terms in these cases. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave this information in response to a question in the question and answer session of the National Parliament today on Wednesday.
The question-and-answer session scheduled for the Prime Minister was held today for the first time in the 12th National Parliament. Half an hour is scheduled for Prime Minister’s question and answer every Wednesday during the Parliament session. Sheikh Hasina said that the investigation is going on regarding the cases from October 28, 2023 to January 7 of this year. Before this, Shajahan Khan, a member of parliament of the ruling party, wants to know to the Prime Minister, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and from October 28, 2023 to 7 What action has been taken against those involved in the destructive activities of BNP-Jamaat in the name of so-called democratic movement till the day of January 12th Parliament elections.
In response, the Prime Minister presented all the information related to the case. He said that BNP and its allies have indulged in the evil game of arson and terror, killing innocent people and members of the law and order enforcement forces and destroying people’s property in the name of protesting elections. This evil force is not only denying the spirit of the liberation war and the constitution, it is trying to avenge the defeat of 71 years by thwarting the rule of law and the people-friendly trend of human rights protection. They want to take Bangladesh back to those sad days of extreme militancy-terrorism-looting.
The Prime Minister said that 188 people, including car drivers, driver’s assistants, members of the law enforcement forces, common people were killed by BNP-Jamaat “terrorists” in the name of the movement. 4 thousand 973 people were injured and crippled.
‘There was a conspiracy around the election’
Standing to answer the first question in the Parliament, Sheikh Hasina said, ‘There were many obstacles, conspiracies and conspiracies in this election. Voters went to the polling station ignoring all the conspiracies. He thanked the people for this. He thanked the Election Commission, law enforcement agencies, armed forces, public administration and people for conducting the ‘free, fair and impartial’ election.
Stating that there is unwavering support and unwavering confidence of the people of the country in the progress of the government, the head of government said that no evil force can block the way of this democratic development of Bangladesh. The government has upheld the dignity of the country’s constitution, democracy and democratic institutions along with the masses. Will keep it in the future.
In response to the question of Awami League Member of Parliament Chayan Islam, the Prime Minister said that as a result of the government’s development plan, far-reaching activities and constructive steps, Bangladesh has achieved success in all fields in the last 15 years. The government is determined to continue this progress of development in the next five years.
Independent Member of Parliament of Lakshmipur-4 Constituency. In response to Abdullah’s question, the Prime Minister said that recently BNP-Jamaat and their allies indulged in efforts to disrupt the 12th National Assembly elections by destabilizing the country in the name of arson, hartals and blockades to create violent and anarchic situation across the country. By setting fire to trains and killing innocent people, uprooting train lines and damaging fishplates, vandalizing various public and private buildings and vehicles including the Chief Justice’s residence, Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital, arson, and various acts of sabotage and sabotage, they caused huge damage to people’s lives and property.
Sheikh Hasina said that since October 28 last year, more than 600 vehicles were vandalized throughout the country through a violent program. 184 passenger buses, 48 trucks, 28 covered vans/freight lorries, 3 CNG autorickshaws, 4 private cars, 11 pickups, 5 trains, 15 motorcycles, 3 Lagunas, 1 ward councilor office, 1 autorickshaw, 1 high school, 12 primary schools, 4 328 vehicles including residence, 1 Buddhist temple, 1 boat were set on fire.
“Election Commission has become an effective institution”
In response to the question of Ali Azam, Member of Parliament of the ruling party, the Prime Minister said that the Election Commission of Bangladesh has become an effective election commission like other democratic countries of the world. The 12th National Assembly elections were fair, free and participatory due to the government’s actions and liberal and democratic attitude, unflinching respect for the rule of law.
The Prime Minister said that the heads of state/government of 48 countries of the world have sent congratulatory messages to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for winning the 12th parliamentary elections. Representatives of 25 international organizations, government and non-governmental organizations congratulated Bangladesh for conducting fair and participatory elections.
‘We’re not so bad now’
In response to a supplementary question by Opposition Chief Whip Mujibul Haque, the Prime Minister said that some problems have arisen due to the coronavirus and the Russia-Ukraine war. As a result, some have had to be frugal with spending, some have had to downsize.
The Prime Minister said, ‘We are not that bad now. The dollar crisis was enough, now there is no such crisis. We have increased monitoring on import and export. In many cases many people open LC by paying more than what is required in the name of opening LC, but that money does not come back. For this reason, the government looks at the international Bloomberg price list when buying goods; It is monitored and allowed to open the LC.
The Prime Minister said that it is not the difficulty of opening the LC that is being talked about, but the way in which earlier the LC could be opened every now and then, now it is not happening as desired, it has been brought under control. He also said that the government has taken several steps to increase export earnings and control inflation.
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