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AL president and prime minister speaks at a public rally in Barisal on Thursday. Photo: PID

‘People who burn others face such consequence’

WT24 Desk

In a reference to the jail sentence of her arch enemy Khaleda Zia, Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said those who burns people to death face such consequence.

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia landed in jail on Thursday after a court sentenced her to five-year imprisonment in a graft case.
Hasina was addressing a rally at Bangabandhu Udyan in Barisal, according to UNB news agency.

Hasina accused Khaleda of torching some 3,500 cars and burning 500 people to death and injuring over 3,000 people in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Reiterating that the country sees development when Awami League comes to power, Sheikh Hasina urged people to vote for the Awami League and its alliance in the national election to be held in December next to maintain the “pace of development” in the country.

Hasina said the Awami League government has “carried out massive development” works in the country as people voted it to power for their welfare.

“We’ve taken Bangladesh to the path of development in the last nine years. The trend has to be maintained. I want you to promise [to vote for Awami League],” she added.

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