Putting emphasis on continuation of the healthy democratic trend in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh will advance further if Awami League stays in state power.
"We want the healthy democratic trend to continue to take the country forward and make further progress," she told the 15th founding anniversary function of Bangladesh Jubo Mohila League, reports BSS.
Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League President, addressed the function as the chief guest at her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital on Thursday afternoon.
The premier said Bangladesh will continue to tread the path of development and move ahead if Awami League remains in power. "This is the reality," she added.
Jubo Mohila League President Nazma Aktar chaired the function, while its General Secretary Professor Apu Ukil delivered the welcome address.
Earlier, the president and general secretary of Jubo Mohila League and its leaders of Dhaka City North and South Units greeted the prime minister with flower bouquets.
"The aim of our politics is to change the lot the exploited, deprived and working class people," she said.
"The fundamental rights of the people and peace of the country don't exist when BNP stays in power and it's now clear to the people," she said.
On the other hand, she said, when BNP comes to power, the condition of the people deteriorates instead of development.
Sheikh Hasina said the BNP didn't want to abide by any rule and law when it was in power. "When the BNP was in the opposition their lawmakers used such dirty languages in parliament that any polite person couldn't listen to the JS proceedings," she said.
The Leader of the House said the present opposition party doesn't use dirty languages like BNP. "As a result, the bad impression that developed in the public mind about parliament has changed," she said.
The prime minister said the present opposition makes constructive criticism in parliament and speaks in decent language on any bill as per the constitution. "The people of the country are getting its benefit," she said.