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No reason to bow down to int’l pressure: PM

48Noting that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has staged another drama through boycotting the city corporations polls out of the agony of her defeat, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she and her government have not committed any crime for which they would have to bow down to any international pressure, reports UNB. “She (Khaleda) first pledged not to return to her house until ousting the government. But, Khaleda had to appear before the court and to return to her house. To cover up the agony of her political defeat, Khaleda staged another drama to topple the government through international pressure,” said Hasina. “I want to clearly say we didn’t commit any such crime for which we have to bow down to international pressure,” she added.

The Prime Minister was addressing a function where the newly elected Chittagong City Corporation mayor AJM Nasir and the councillors met her at her official residence Ganobhaban in the evening.
She said rather the BNP chief has to bow down to international pressure as she has the weakness of relying on others while her son resorted to money laundering, bribery and corruption. Referring to the forgery of signatures of six US Congressmen and the false allegations of telephone call with BJP chief Amit Shah, Hasina alleged no body would believe Khaleda Zia as she had resorted to forgery time and again, carrying out false propaganda and weeping door to door with her false allegation.
“We’ve no such weakness for which anyone would insist us to bow down. ….at least Sheikh Hasina had never done it and wouldn’t do in the future, either.”
Hasina also expressed her surprise that some voters have cast their votes in favour of those who killed and injured many people through burning buses.
“I want to say to the people of the country, there’s no such rationale for casting votes in favour of the killers and oppressors (Jalem),” she said.
Hasina asserted that those who have committed arson attacks and vandalism, killed people and burnt people to death in the name of hartal and blockade would not be spared.
Alleging that Khaleda Zia had resorted to terrorism, militancy and subversive acts through giving orders, she said that Khaleda would also have to face trial for such misdeeds. Otherwise, the public life and property would not be secure, the PM said.