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The AL leader also assumed that the BNP has practiced and is resorting to all the dark ways to get back to power. He said the people were late in recognising the BNP but now their true face is clear to them.

The general secretary of the Awami League commented that BNP wants to weaken the independent state for the sake of power, saying that they are going against the government and the country and the nation using communalism, opposition to India and use of religion as a political shield.

Quader also said the BNP skipped from the election as it did not believe in democracy. The BNP has now forgotten to reveal the truth while criticising the government.

Mentioning that Bangladesh is now a developing country under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, the Awami League leader said that besides increasing the economic capacity of the country, the efficiency of budget implementation has also increased.

Reminding the BNP of their rule, Quader said that before formulating the budget every year, the finance ministers of BNP had to rush to the meeting of the donor groups like a beggar. Their budgets were based on the mercy of the donors.

Mentioning that Bangladesh has turned around under the able and forward-looking leadership of Sheikh Hasina, he further said that the budget is being formulated on the basis of its own resources and not on foreign dependence.

Quader also claimed that the BNP was denying the achievements of the country and the nation while blindly criticising the government.

He said the BNP is also denying the socio-economic success of the people of Bangladesh.

Mentioning that the seeds of corruption and irregularities were sown in the country during the rule of BNP, the general secretary of Awami League said that BNP is the bearer and patron of irregularities, corruption and misrule.

Quader said that BNP has not stopped their conspiracy against the country and is making baseless allegations of irregularities and corruption against the government.

At the programme, he asked the Hawkers League leaders and workers to leave the sidewalks for pedestrians.

Hawkers League convener SM Zakaria Hanif presided over the function while leaders of Hawkers League including Awami League’s publicity and publication secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap, relief and social affairs secretary Sujit Roy Nandi also addressed the programme.

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