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Current development is visible and shining example

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 7, 2018 (BSS) - Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda today said the current development of the country is now visible and nine years uplift is cited as a shining example.

The development programmes implemented in the last nine years under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was possible for implementation of the vision 2021, said the minister who is also a lawmaker of Khunla-5.

"Bangladesh has achieved major successes in all spheres including education, social safety, communication, electricity and food production and this trend should be continued," said the minister while taking part in the general discussion on thanks giving motion for delivering the address by the President in the first session of 2018.

"The people of the country would definitely vote for the Awami League in the next parliamentary election...like the people had not done mistake in 1970. So the people would not make any mistake in the forthcoming election in December 2018," said the minister.

The existing development activities should be continued for establishing a prosperous and poverty free Bangladesh, said Tanvir Imam of Sirajgonj-4 in his address on the thanks giving motion on the President's address.

Criticizing BNP's corruption, Fazilatunnesa Bappi told the house that the BNP during its regime had embezzled Taka 21,000 crore from the power sector.

"The BNP-Jammat alliance government came to power for carrying out corruption and Tarique Rahman was identified as Mr 10 per cent, she said.

Around 1.50 crore people got new employment and 5 crore people upgraded to middle income from the lower middle income status during the regime of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in last eight years, Bappi added.

JSD lawmaker Nazmul Haq Prodhan of Panchagarh-1 said "BNP is reluctant to participate in the parliamentary elections and hatching conspiracy to oust the present government."

He urged the people to vote the Awami League-led alliance again for implementing the vision 2021 under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, adding that the BNP does not believe in development and reluctant to participate in the parliamentary elections.

The lawmakers also thanked the President for giving a timely speech highlighting the success stories of the government and guiding the nation towards peace, progress and prosperity.

Earlier, they paid a rich tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his contribution to establishing an independent Bangladesh.

Opposition lawmaker AKM Maidul Islam of Kurigram-3, treasury bench members Sohrab Uddin of Kishorganj-2, Amanullah of Mymensingh-11, Abdul Mazid Khan of Habiganj-2, Abdur Rahman Bodi of Cox's Bazar-4, also spoke on the occasion.