‘AL to stay in power until 2021’

(So, this is what was in their mind. It just needed to be declared by one of the high-ups. So, their aim is to cling to power!!!)

Dhaka, May 10 (bdnews24.com) — Planning Minister A K Khandaker on Thursday said the ruling Awami League-led government will continue in office until 2021.

“I believe the government won’t change. The way we are working for the country and its people, people will surely return us to power again,” he told reporters after a meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) in the city.

“Only the Awami League-led government is capable of implementing a long-term (2010-2021) perspective plan,” he said.

Earlier, the NEC meeting approved the first-ever long-term plan of the country, titled ‘Perspective Plan of Bangladesh 2010-2021: Making Vision 2021 a Reality’. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting.

The planning minister’s remarks came while he was discussing the approved ambitious plan with the journalists.

Asked how Awami League would be in power until 2021, he said, “Performance … our performance will send us back to power.”

“Apart from rise in GDP, we have made the country self-sufficient in food sector through bumper production. This is government’s biggest achievement and the people are enjoying it,” Khandaker said. 

“We are leading the country towards the goal we announced in our electoral pledge. That’s why the people will throw us back to power again. We will develop the country through this perspective plan.”

The minister also added that the long-term perspective plan was formulated after discussions and according to recommendations of veteran economists and specialists of the country in the last two years.

The plan targets to make Bangladesh a middle-income country with $2000 per capita income by 2021, when the nation celebrates the golden jubilee of its independence.