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Khaleda doesn't understand that she is losing her foothold: PM
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-10-24,  Publish Time : 22:03,  View Count : 4
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is gradually losing her foothold though she does not understand it.

Responding to the threat of launching an anti-government by Khaleda Zia, Sheikh Hasina, who is also the ruling Awami League's president, said, "She (Khaleda Zia) is losing her foothold, but she is not feeling it."

Hasina said this in her introductory speech at the Awami League Central Working Committee (ALCWC) meeting held at the Prime Minister's official residence Ganabhaban in the capital on Friday evening.

The meeting sources said a decision for expulsion of former minister Abdul Latif Siddique from the ruling Awami League was finalised at the meeting.

In her introductory speech, Sheikh Hasina said the BNP chairperson has been issuing many threats. She will unseat the government. "But, she is losing her foothold and she is not realising it. In fact, she does not feel happy if the country's people live in peace," she said.

The Awami League president said, "The socio-economic development of the country has taken place. But she (Khaleda) can't tolerate it. The movement by BNP-Jamaat means terrorism and militancy. All should be careful about those who had committed such crimes in the past. We'll not allow such kinds of evil acts take place in the country anymore. Those who will get involved in such acts will not be spared in any way.

Referring to Khaleda Zia's sarees and jewelleries, she said,"If she (Khaleda) looks at herself, she will find significant changes. We had all these things in the past. But, she had nothing except broken suitcase and torn hosiery. How did she get all these things?"

Sheikh Hasina said Khaleda Zia has become afraid of appearing before court in cases against her, because she may be sent to jail anytime.

Claiming that the country's people voted her party to power, the Prime Minister said, "We have been running the country according to our election manifesto. Awami League has raised the country's image to the global level. And, it has been possible only for the country's people, because they have given us an opportunity to do that by casting ballots in favour of us."

Issuing a note of warning, Sheikh Hasina said the government will give a befitting reply if any individual wants to do harm to the country's people. "We stand beside the country's people."

After the introductory speech, the meeting of ALCWC began which was attended by the committee members.


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