Victory Day for Democracy tomorrow

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PV Desk : The Victory Day for Democracy will be observed tomorrow across the country amid different programmes marking the January 5 election in 2014 as it helped continue the democratic and constitutional process.

Awami League (AL), the party which successfully led the nation’s War of Liberation, won the 10th Jatiya Sangsad elections on that day, defeating all conspiracies and overcoming all barriers, and formed the government for the third time.

“Democracy in Bangladesh achieved victory through the January 5 election. If the election was not held on that day, martial law would have been imposed,” AL Presidium Member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim told BSS.

He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had brought democracy on that day in the country overcoming all conspiracies and impediments. “That is why we observe Victory Day for Democracy on January 5,” he added.

Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif said the government has ensured the people’s democratic rights. “Any scope of taking over power unconstitutionally has been stopped through the election and it ensured the process that elected persons would run the country,” he added.

He said BNP controlled by Jamaat-Shibir wanted to grab power in an unconstitutional way. BNP along with anti-liberation forces wanted to push the country towards the darkness but the people will never allow them to do that, he added.