Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said BNP itself was responsible for its debacle in the December 30 national polls and urged it to find out the reasons behind its defeat.
She said a party that failed in mobilizing people for a movement cannot win public support in the election fray, reports BSS.
“BNP has many reasons for their defeat in the December 30, 2018 election. One is their failure to wage anti-government agitation involving people,” she said.
The prime minister was addressing a discussion marking ‘Bangabandhu’s Home Coming Day’ from Pakistani prison on January 10, 1972 after Bangladesh got independence defeating Pakistani occupation forces in a nine-month bloody war.
Bangladesh Awami League Central Working Committee organized the discussion at Bangladesh Krishibid Institution (KBI).
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also President of the Awami League, was in the chair while party leaders Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Matia Chowdhury Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, AKM Rhmatullah and Shah Alam Murad, among others, took part in the discussion. Party leaders Dr Hasan Mahmud and Aminul Islam conducted the meeting.
“I would ask BNP to find the causes of their defeat,” Sheikh Hasina said adding that “a political party which failed in movement cannot win the election, and it was proved in the 2018 election.”
Other reasons for BNP’s debacle in the election is their misdeeds in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the prime minister said adding that people didn’t forget their mayhem when they torched more than 3,900 transports, burnt more than 3,500 people of whom more than 500 succumbed to injuries.
“Women, children, elderly persons and students and even trees could not escape from their attacks. So, how can they expect that people will give them vote?” she asked.