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PM delivers valedictory speech

Come out of nightmare of unelected govt

February 11, 2023 00:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked those who are now dreaming of bringing an unelected government to come out of this nightmare, reports UNB.

"Those who are dreaming of an unelected government, please come out of this nightmare. It'll never happen in life," she said.

Sheikh Hasina, also the Leader of the House, was delivering her valedictory speech in the 21st session of the current 11th Parliament.

She said some persons have been saying that if an unelected government runs the country for 2-3 years, there would be no harm and it won't make the Mahabharata incorrect.

The PM also asked the people of the country to be alert against such persons who want to bring an unelected government.

"Do those who say such things really want the welfare of the people of this country? They prioritise personal gains. So, the people of the country will have to be careful and alert against them," she said.

She said today Bangladesh is internationally recognised as a development model. "But the change of the nation doesn't come to their notice. It is unfortunate," she added.

"Now they want to bring an unelected government," she said, adding that the people of the country witnessed the destruction of trade and business development, hampering the country's production and creating a frightening situation during the unelected governments in the past.

"Do they want to take the people of the country again to the frightening situation and play ducks and drakes again with the fate of the people," she asked.

The maiden session of the 2023 calendar year was prorogued after lasting for 25 sittings.

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury read out the prorogation order of the President on Thursday night.

Earlier, President Md Abdul Hamid delivered his speech at the beginning of the first session of the New Year, which started on January 5.

Later, the House adopted a motion to thank the President after the MPs spoke for 40 hours and 27 minutes, joining the general discussion over the thanksgiving motion.

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