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PM Opens Mawna Flyover
Ask Khaleda why she killed people: Hasina
Published : Sunday, 12 April, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 142
Staff Correspondent
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged people to ask BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia why she killed people in the name of movement across the country in last three months.
Khaleda lost her rights to do politics through burning innocent people alive, the Prime Minister asserted.
Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League chief, made these remarks while addressing a rally at Gazipur after inaugurating of the much-awaited Mawna flyover on Dhaka Mymensingh highway through unveiling its plaque.
The Prime Minister questioned BNP Chairperson, "Why She (Khaleda) killed people through burning alive, who gave her the rights?"
"When Khaleda came out from the home you (common people) will ask her why she burned people alive," Sheikh Hasina urged citizens.
"They (BNP) must have to accountable for their ill activities such as burning people in last three months. She has no right to do politics in this country, have no right to stand in front of people," she opined.
Earlier, the Prime Minister inaugurated the much-awaited 450 metre flyover, which was constructed aimed at reducing public sufferings at Mawna point on the highway.
The work on the flyover with 450-metre approach road was completed in about two years, three months ahead of the stipulated time, at a cost of Taka 70 crore.
It is situated at Mawna intersection under Sreepur upazila, 60 kilometres off the capital.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader told reporters that country's leading construction firm Abdul Monem Limited, has finished the work of the flyover three months ahead of time at a cost of TK70 crore under the supervision of 17 members of the Engineer Construction Battalion of the Bangladesh Army.
He also said that this sort of a flyover is the first of its kind outside Dhaka and Chittagong city and that more such flyovers will be constructed in other highways in order to ease traffic congestions.
Until now the government has spent TK 992.10 crore for the ongoing project for upgrading the 87.18 km road to four lanes up to Mawna under the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway.
"Over 90% work of the project has been completed," Quader said and hoped the work of the project would be finished within next June.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Army Chief General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan, local lawmaker Jahid Ahsan Russel and Meher Afroze Chumki were, among others, present.

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