Awami League Advisory council member Tofail Ahmed said on Monday Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given assistance to all sectors during the corona virus pandemic.
“Common people including poor, even Imam and muazzin of the mosques were not excluded from the support provided by the Prime Minister during the onslaught of the COVID-19”, he said in a video conference as the chief guest while distributing Prime Minister’s special financial assistance cheque.Tofail said, there is no such a place where the Prime Minister does not enhance support, adding that even the newsmen also get the support from the PM.
Bhola press club president M Habibur Rahman chaired the progrmme.
Talking about per capita income, the senior ruling party leader said, “Our per capita income is now more than India—which was more than us[Bangladesh] but now has been dropped due to the pandemic –it has possible due to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”
He said : “we had handed over the Awami League flag to Sheikh Hasina in 1981 ..and she has been leading the party since then with utmost honesty and integrity. She has turned the country into a dignified state”, he added.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina faced attempt to murder for 21 times and huge repression and torture has also been carried out on her, Tofail said. “Once the country was inferior one, but now Bangladesh has become a wonderful emergence to the people across the world”, the former minister mentioned.
Bhola-2 constituency lawmaker Ali Azam Mukul, Bhola-3 lawmaker Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shaon, Zila Parishad Chairman Abdul Momin Tulu, Sadar Upazila parishad chairman M Mosharref Hossen and district Awami League Organizing Secretary Mainul Hossen Biplob, among others, spoke on the occasion.Bhola Press Club General Secretary Amitabh Roy Apu moderated the function.
Later, the Awami League leader distributed around Taka 7.50 lakh among 75 newsmen.