SYEDPUR, Aug 17 (BSS): Prime Minister Khaleda Zia urged the people to vote for the BNP-led alliance in the forthcoming elections, saying any mistake by them can cause huge damage to the country.
The Prime Minister said this while addressing a public meeting at Syedpur Stadium in Thursday afternoon.
"The trend of development will continue and the country will become self-reliant if you take the right decision as you did in 2001", she said.
Khaleda said the opposition party wants to boycott and foil the polls, as it has no confidence in the people. It wants to go to power through conspiracy as its leaders know the people have no trust in them.
"But no conspiracy will succeed, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has established democracy and it will continue", she declared.
Referring to the opposition proposals for electoral reforms, the PM said the main opposition knows well that it is not necessary at all. If reforms were needed it could have done so when it was in power for five years, she added.
The opposition wants to use the issue to create anarchy and chaos in the country since it has no other issue for a movement, Khaleda said.
"We want free and fair elections as BNP came to power whenever the polls were fair", she said.
The Prime Minister said the Election Commission is working freely to prepare the voters' list, and urged the people to get them enlisted in the roll.
She said when the main opposition party was in power it did nothing for the people but improved its own lot.
Local BNP leader Abdul Gofur Sarkar presided over the meeting.
Earlier, the Prime Minister inaugurated a Tk 95-million (9.5-crore) sweet water sub-station at Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute and a Tk 37.5-million 4000-line Syedpur district telephone exchange.
She also laid the foundation stone of Tk 3.2-million Kamarpur Degree College building.