Accusing BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami of trying to grab state power through an undemocratic path stepping on the dead bodies of people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked them to follow the democratic norms to return to power.
"They (BNP-Jamaat) want to lead the country…once they were in power…now they’re dreaming of getting back to power, but why do they want to make it by stepping on dead bodies?" she questioned.
The Prime Minister made the remarks in her introductory speech during a meeting with officials of the Religious Affairs Ministry at the Bangladesh Secretariat.
Hitting out at her arch rival Khaleda Zia, Sheikh Hasina said the BNP chief has got desperate to return to power by killing people through arson attacks. "What type of thinking is this… what type of activities are these? I simply don't understand… I just pray to Allah to give her (Khaleda) the good sense," she said.
The Prime Minister said the good sense will prevail on her and she will stop killing people and arson attacks, lift the blockade and hartal and let the students appear at their SSC examinations.
Asking the BNP chief what actually she has achieved from the ongoing destructive activities of the BNP-Jamaat alliance, Hasina said they have had no gain other than destruction, burning people, destroy public and private property. "If they think they’ve done a great job with all this, then it’s very painful for the nation."
In a further scathing attack on Khaleda, the Prime Minister said the BNP chief has gone made, or else, she would not have been staying in her office forgetting about her own residence.
"I cannot understand what type of revolution is she conducting from her office? But, the fact is that she is killing some people," Hasina remarked.
She went on saying, “As the BNP-Jamaat alliance enforced a hartal, I advised the Education Minister to shift the exams to Friday and Saturday. But, who knows that the BNP-Jamaat quarter may also impose hartal on Friday, too, as they do business in the name of religions.”
Hasina said the ongoing destructive activities of the BNP-Jamaat alliance have dealt a serious blow to the country’s education system. "We had put back the academic activities into order… I don't know what is the intention of the BNP chief? She doesn’t want the people of the country to get educated and have higher education," she alleged.
The Prime Minister also said the intention of BNP-Jamaat is to destroy the socio-economic development of the country that it has achieved since 2009.