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Hasina’s homecoming a milestone of country’s democracy: President

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Update: 2021-05-17 13:46:46
Hasina’s homecoming a milestone of country’s democracy: President [Photo collected]

President Abdul Hamid on Sunday said the homecoming of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina is a milestone of the country’s democracy.

He also said: “Her (Hasina’s) historic home return paved the way to establish the spirit of liberation war, the values of independence and democracy here.” 

The president said this in a message issued on the occasion of the 41st homecoming day of Sheikh Hasina.

Abdul Hamid said upon returning home, Sheikh Hasina started a movement to recover the country’s democracy and following it, the autocratic government fall through the 1990 mass movement and the democracy got triumph.

Awami League achieved a landslide victory in the 12 June general election in 1996 and it formed the government under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, he said.

The President said, the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord was signed to resolve the long-standing conflicts between the hill dwellers and Bangalees, while the Ganges Water Sharing Agreement was inked between Bangladesh and India.

He said the 14-party alliance assumed power under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina through the 29 December general elections in 2008 and took various programmes for the welfare of the people, while the judgment of Bangabandhu killing case was implemented.

Abdul Hamid said the alliance, led by Sheikh Hasina, assumed power again through the January 5 general elections in 2014 and started trial of war criminals and continued efforts to resolve marine boundary disputes and long-pending land boundary disputes with India.

After the general elections on December 30 in 2018, the 14-party alliance assumed power for their consecutive times and since then, it is running the government successfully, he said.

Despite having various obstacles, the President said, Bangladesh is moving forward under the bold and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

BDST: 1345 HRS, May 17, 2021

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