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Hasina fails to keep polls pledges, says Ershad

HM Ershad, chairman of ruling Awami League’s alliance partner Jatiya Party, on Monday criticised prime minister Sheikh Hasina for failing to deliver her development promises outside of Dhaka, UNB reports.

Also the prime minister’s special emissary, Ershad said although Hasina came to power promising the poor to provide rice at Tk 10 per kg and job for youths at every house, she could not live up to her pledges.

“The people are now buying rice at Tk 40-50 instead of Tk 10 while the unemployed youths haven’t got jobs,” he told a programme on Jaldhaka Dak Bungalow premises.

Ershad claimed that no development took place outside Dhaka during the tenure of the present government. “Only Dhaka has seen some development.”

Mentioning that he had constructed the Teesta Barrage, he said now the river has turned into a desert. “Cattle graze on the Teesta River.”

The Jatiya Party chief claimed that the people have got nothing other than torture, killing, enforced disappearance and repression during the present government’s tenure.

The programme was organised to mark the joining of over 100 activists of different parties the Jatiya Party presenting bouquets to Ershad.

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