Party will decide who is after me: PM

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|  26 Apr 2019, 00:00 | Update : 26 Apr 2019, 20:00
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the press conference. Photo: PID.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, Bangladesh Awami League is a democratic party. Here leadership is formed in a democratic process. So I am not thinking about these. I will go into retirement at one time. Then new leadership will come. But who will come after me, party will decide. I will not decide that.

The premier said these at a press conference at Ganabhaban in the capital on Friday afternoon. She attended the press conference following her three days official visit to Brunei.

Sheikh Hasina said, Awami League has to be organized from the grass roots level through council. But it needs huge expense to organize a council. There is a matter of organizing. There is a council ahead. Decision will be taken about leadership there. Somebody comes, somebody goes, this happens in politics.

She said, a database will be maintained about all the matters from the grass roots level. It will be made so that if I go to Tungipara then I can get all the information by pressing the switches.

In response to a question she said, some donor agencies do not want to send Rohingyas in Bhasan Char. There are different reasons. Donors are coming to provide service to the Rohingya people from humanitarian reasons. But it is a matter of regret that they are concentrating on their own service.

About BNP elected lawmaker Jahidur Rahman’s oath taking the Prime Minister said, why we would create pressure? They are elected representative of people. They have pressure from the people. BNP is a political party. There is no scope for putting pressure about decision making on them by another party.

About release of Khaleda Zia on parole she said, it needs to apply for parole. As they did not apply so far then how I will talk about this? We did not arrest Khaleda Zia. She is convicted by the court.

In her written speech the Prime Minister upheld details about her recent successful Brunei visit and about different agreements. She said, through my first Brunei visit the relation between the two countries has reached into a new height.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the country from April 21 to 23 following invitation from Sultan of Brunei. After completion of her visit she returned home on April 23.


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