Hasina pledges to curb price hike, militancy if elected |
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she would reduce price of everyday essentials, curb militancy, increase power production and bring real infrastructure development in the country if the Awami League (AL)-led 14-party opposition combine is voted to power in the next election.
Hasina, also president of main opposition AL, was addressing a grand rally organised by the 14-party opposition combine at Paltan Maidan in the capital to press home its demand for electoral reforms, and to protest price hike of essentials and rise of militancy.
"If we come to power we will reduce price of everyday essentials, curb militancy totally and increase power production and bring real infrastructure development in roads, schools, mosques and madrasas," she said, adding that their development will be for the people, not for any family.
The AL president blasted the BNP-Jamaat government for price spiral of essentials, rise of militancy, widespread corruption, looting public money through syndication and failure to increase power production and bring infrastructure development in the country.
Hasina said she would return people the money 'looted' by the prime minister and her sons if AL is voted to power.
She urged the prime minister to reduce the price of everyday essentials ahead of the holy Ramadan.