Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the people of the country to reject the war criminals vying for seats in the upcoming parliamentary election.
Sheikh Hasina, also president of the ruling Awami League, came up with the call while addressing a discussion arranged by Awami League at Bangladesh Krishibid Institution in Dhaka on the occasion of the Martyred Intellectuals Day on Friday.
The Premier also claimed that BNP has given nominations to war criminals, their relatives and corrupt elements in different constituencies.
She questioned whether there were no other qualified persons in BNP and whether it did not find the qualified persons other than criminals or whether the party considers crimes as ‘qualifications’.
“They want to make those who committed crimes against humanity or their relatives, wives or relatives of convicts in the August-21 grenade attack and graft cases and corrupt elements as elected representatives. But the nation didn’t expect it,” she said.
The Prime Minister further said, “People can never accept it. So, I think they should be more aware in this regard so that such criminals never get vote. I would like to urge people to never cast votes in favour of them.”
Awami League general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was also present on the occasion among other AL leaders.