ORLANDO, Florida, Mar 19 (UNB): No election will be held in Bangladesh without recasting the caretaker government and electoral system as proposed by the AL-led 14-party opposition combine.
Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina said this while speaking at a discussion marking the 86th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Hotel Sheraton in the US city Saturday.
"Our reform proposals have turned out to be people's demand and we must realise it", Hasina said.
The BNP-Jamaat coalition rulers have turned Bangladesh into a 'terrorist state' by harbouring anti-liberation elements and militants and launching attacks one after another on pro-liberation and non-communal forces, the AL chief alleged.
The government is staging 'political drama' in arresting the terrorists they had once reared, in the face of pressure from people at home and the world community, she said.
The opposition leader claimed that people rejected the alliance government due to their mismanagement, torture, terrorism, politicisation and corruption.
"Now they are trying to return to power through vote fraud," she said.
Hasina accused the government of changing the names of different institutions named after Bangabandhu, and also distorting the history of the liberation war and interpolating the distorted history into textbooks.
"But none will be able to erase the name of the great hero of independence and liberation war," she said.
About the expatriates' remittance, she alleged though the expatriates' money is contributing to the economic growth of the country, the alliance government is doing nothing for their welfare through the Expatriate Welfare Ministry.
The meeting, organised by Florida chapter of the AL, was presided over by its President Dr Amin.
Bangabandhu Foundation President Sajib Wazed Joy, AL Presidium Member Qazi Zafrullah MP, US AL President Khalid Hassain, Bangabandhu Foundation General Secretary Fazlur Rahman and AL Florida chapter General Secretary Ayub Khan took part, among others, in the discussion.
Party members from Canada, Washington, DC, and different European countries attended the function.