Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said a strong opposition in the country is a must to make democracy work for people.
“For a democracy, a strong opposition party is a must as we want our democratic trend to continue,” she said.
The prime minister said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of “Programmes of Mujib Borsho”, “Mujib Borsho website 2020-21” and digital compilation of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by the 11th National Parliament at the Oath Room of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Sheikh Hasina said the present opposition parties in Parliament could not attain the confidence and trust of people at the desired level due to the lack of leadership.
“Parliament has its own role in continuing the democratic system in the country.”
Public representatives can speak for the people in Parliament, she said, recalling her days as opposition leader in the House when they had faced a lot of problems in speaking up for people.
“But we can say we aren’t creating that type of problems sitting at the treasury bench,” she said.
Talking about coronavirus and its vaccine, the prime minister said Bangladesh attained a considerable success in facing the pandemic.
“With the arrival of the vaccine, it [govt] has gained power to face the virus with a greater strength.”