DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that students play the leading role in all movements. I am here after doing student politics. Now, why should the student politics be banned because of an incident? But if an organization wants it, they can do it themselves.
She said this in response to a question of reporters at a press conference about her recently-concluded official visits to India and the United States at Ganabhaban on Wednesday (October 9).
Responding to the question of whether the student politics would be declared as independent one again, the Prime Minister said, “There is a list of associate organizations of the Awami League, which the other parties do not have. Chhatra League is not a front organization of the Awami League.”
The premier also said that in 1978, Ziaur Rahman brought the student organizations under the political party.
She said, “If there is a head, there will be headache. Those who grab power by unusual means do not care about the country. The character of youths gradually formed from students politics. Idealism evolves. Skilled leadership has come from student politics”.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister said that there was a movement at BUET demanding ban on student politics. They can also be banned if the university authorities want. The government will not interfere with it.
The Prime Minister paid a four-day visit to India from October 3 to 6 to attend the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum and held bilateral talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
Earlier, she paid an eight-day official visit from September 22 to 29 in New York, US to attend the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and held various bilateral talks with world leaders on sidelines.
BDST: 1734 HRS, OCT 9, 2019