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Vol. 5 Num 156 Thu. October 28, 2004  
   
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Khaleda wants BNP's victory in next polls for uplift


Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has said the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) needs to return to power again in the next general elections to maintain the continuity of the present development trend.

Addressing the district, upazila and municipality level leaders of the BNP under Chittagong division at the International Conference Centre (ICC) yesterday, Khaleda said the party would get the results of its people-oriented activities in the elections.

She stressed the need for strengthening the party and also maintaining unity among the partymen to work unitedly for the welfare of the nation.

The prime minister said the BNP-led alliance government had implemented a lot of socio-econo-mic development programmes during the last three years and it would continue to do so to maintain the process in the next two years.

Khaleda, also the chairperson of the BNP, asked the party leaders and workers to strengthen the organisation in their respective areas.

She asked them to hold more meetings in the district, upazila and unions levels after Eid and also to face the opposition's negative activities politically.

The meeting was addressed by more than 20 field-level leaders of the party. BNP Secretary General and LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan also spoke.

The prime minister said the government had faced the devastating floods successfully and is now carrying out the post-flood rehabilitation programme.

She said the opposition has no issue in their hands to wage anti-government movement and all their attempts including the "trump card" has failed.

The prime minister said the opposition might try to agitate in the streets in the coming winter and asked her party leaders and workers to remain alert against their activities.

In his speech, Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan urged the party leaders and workers to create public opinion against hartal.

The field level leaders, in their deliberations, discussed political and organisational matters and also the development programmes of the government.

They discussed the law and order situation, prices of the essentials, terrorism, upazila elections and performance of Rab.

The grassroots level leaders called for holding such meetings between the party chairperson and the filed-level leaders.