SIRAJGANJ, Feb 24 (BDNEWS): Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina Friday called upon the people to remain strictly vigilant so that no one's name could be deleted from the voter list.
"The BNP-Jamaat alliance is now playing drakes and ducks with the voter list with an aim to rig the next general elections and grab the results. But, you must remain alert to give a befitting reply to those vote riggers," she told a large gathering at a wayside rally at the Chandaikona Bazar in Sirajganj district on her way to North Bengal.
The AL president started her journey for North Bengal in the morning on a three-day visit. She is scheduled to address a grand rally of the 14-party combine Saturday in Dinajpur.
Taking a swipe on the BNP-Jamaat alliance government, Hasina said the alliance knows very well that they would not be able to rig the election if they accept the reform proposal and subsequently win it. "That is why they are now conspiring to chalk out strategy to rig the polls. But, people will not allow them to do so," she said.
Hasina urged the people to build up resistance in each village and area to resist ill strategy of vote rigging of the alliance government.
Bitterly criticising the BNP-led coalition regime for misappropriating public money, she said the previous AL government, led by herself, had provided subsidies for diesel and fertiliser and tackled the crises.
"Why would there be any crisis if this corrupt government provides Tk 13 billion (1,300 crore) as subsidy?" she posed a question on the much-talked-about crises of fertiliser, diesel, power and price hike of essentials that plagued the entire country.
She cautioned the people for the continuous price hike of essentials saying, "Rice per kilogramme was Tk 10, which is now Tk 20. If BNP comes to power again, it would be Tk 40. If you want welfare of the country, beware of them."
On the fire at a textile industry in Chittagong, Hasina said she received information of deaths of 55 ill-fated people in the catastrophic fire, but the journalists were not allowed to enter the factory.
She blamed the government for bringing bad luck for the country. "Whenever BNP comes to power, one after another curse from the Almighty comes," she added.