"The people of the country never allow the vote riggers to hang on power," she said.
The premier reminded the countrymen that the BNP-Jamaat alliance had prepared a voter list with 1.23 crore fake voters and attempted to hold an election with the list.
On the contrary, the leaders and activists of the Awami League had struggled for long to establish the voting rights of the people and the democracy, she said, adding that many of them sacrificed their lives in doing so.
The prime minister reiterated her pledge to hold a free and fair election, saying that her government has made all the reforms that included enacting law for forming the election commission (EC) alongside making it financially independent.
She said they have introduced the transparent ballot boxes and prepared a voter list with photographs to hold a free and fair election.
Sheikh Hasina said the BNP is now out of the movement for sending Khaleda Zia abroad for treatment.
She said she allowed Khaleda Zia to stay home after suspending her jail term in a corruption case for embezzling money of orphans with the executive power vested upon her as the head of the government.
The prime minister said she had nothing to do in case of sending Khaleda Zia abroad for treatment and added that she did what he could as per the law.
Many people are now arguing, "I can show more sympathy to Khaleda Zia despite the fact that the law will take its own course."
Referring to August 15, 1975 carnage, August 21, 2004 grenade
attacks, turning the house of Sheikh Rehana into a police outpost which
she got under the law enacting to give security to the family members of
the Father of the Nation and the incident of not allowing her (Sheikh
Hasina) to enter Khaleda Zia's house after death of her son Koko, the
premier said: "How they expect more sympathy from me for Khaleda Zia."
She called upon the Bangladeshi expatriates to send remittance through banking channels, recalling their contribution to every progressive and democratic movement that included the War of Liberation in 1971.
Against the backdrop of hike in inflation due to the ongoing Ukraine war, sanction and counter sanction, she asked all not to leave a single inch of land to cut dependency on others for food.
"Grow whatever you can by using every inch of land," she said.
Briefly describing her government's measures to make Bangladesh socio-economically advanced, she said they have transformed Bangladesh into a developing and digital country and is now working to make it a developed, prosperous and Smart Bangladesh by 2041.