The opposition leader in the Parliament and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina Thursday urged the grassroots level leaders to strengthen the party in their respective areas and build public opinion in favour of the AL, report agencies
Accusing the alliance government of indulging in corruption from top to bottom, she said: "All the people in the alliance government are corrupt."
The AL president made the remarks while exchanging views with the party's grassroots level leaders from Jhenidah district at her Dhanmondi office in the city.
Presidents and general secretaries of eight AL organisational units from Jhenidah district that covers four parliamentary constituencies exchanged views with the party president on the prevailing situation, party position, probable party candidates for the next election and the ongoing anti-government movement.
She strongly criticised the activities of Jamaat-e-Islami, saying Jamaat has 15,000 guerrillas and it is operating training camps in the country.
Hasina also alleged the government has turned the country into a 'Death Valley' through its patronage of the militants.
Referring to the grenade and bomb blast incidents at the Udichi convention at Jessore, and at Ramna Batamul and at the CPB rally in Dhaka, she said: "All these incidents during the previous AL government were the handiwork of the 'Jatiyatabadi-Jamaat family'".
The AL chief also said, "Militancy has spread across the country under the patronage of the alliance government and snatched away peace from the people's life."
"The ruling government wants to come to power again relying on the communal militant forces and for this reason, they have been hatching conspiracy and preparing to rig the next general election as they know that they could not come to power through fair method," she added.
The AL president urged the people from all spheres of life to remain cautious so that the conspiracy could not be materialised.
The opposition leader advised her party leaders and workers to portray the real picture of the alliance government when they return to their respective constituencies and foil the conspiracy of the alliance.
Hasina said, "No election will be allowed to take place in the country without carrying out reforms in the caretaker government system and the Election Commission."
Party leaders Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, Tofail Ahmed, Suranjit Sengupta MP, Begum Motia Chowdhury, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim MP, Kazi Zafarullah MP, Obaidul Kader and Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury Liton MP were also present at the meeting.