Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last night said Bangladesh would become a developed country by 2041 if people vote for boat, the electoral symbol of her party Awami League, in the next general elections.
“The Election Commission has announced that the next election would be held in December. If people vote for us and give us the opportunity to come to power again, Bangladesh would become a developed country by 2041,” she said in her speech in parliament.
“I therefore leave it to the people. If they want development, they will vote Awami League to power. There will be no problem if any other party gets elected and can maintain the current pace of development. But I have doubt about that.”
Mentioning the country's achieving eligible for graduating to a developing country from the least developed one, the PM assured the countrymen for resolving the rest of the problems in the country.
The premier said the nation would get loan from donor agencies easily as it got elevated to developing country status.
Last night, the Jatiya Sangsad unanimously adopted a resolution thanking the prime minister for the country's attaining the eligibility for becoming a developed country amid global recession.
Taking part in a discussion, the treasury, opposition and independent lawmakers said the PM took the country to a new height through her dynamic leadership.
“There is no alternative to Sheikh Hasina in taking the country forward. So her leadership is a must for the continuation of the country's development,” AL lawmaker Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim told parliament while speaking on a thanksgiving motion.
Independent lawmaker Rustam Ali Farazi proposed thanking Hasina and the countrymen and the House later passed the resolution by voice votes.