I will be ‘premier of all’: Sheikh Hasina

Vastavam web: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that she will be the “premier of all” Bangladeshis and her government’s first priority would be to continue the economic reforms. Prime Minister Hasina’s Awami League and its allies won a landslide victory in the general elections on Sunday, bagging 288 of the total 299 seats which went to the polls. Hasina said she would discharge her responsibility as the “premier of all” during her upcoming five-year tenure, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

She said the priority of the new government will be to complete the programmes that have already been undertaken. Hasina said the first priority would be to continue the economic activities so that people may have a better life. She said her party does not believe in the politics of revenge. “Rather, Awami League works for the development of people considering them as human being once it gets elected,” she said. Hasina also brushed aside the Opposition’s allegation of vote rigging, saying “if there had been any allegation, the Election Commission would have cancelled voting in the centre immediately”. “They [people] wanted continuity of the government, development for which they overwhelmingly voted for us,” she said.