Think twice before going for anarchy: PM to RMG workers
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: Jun 23, 2012 08:54 pm
Reported in: National
Dhaka, June 23 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked the garment workers to think deeply before going for creating any anarchic situation in their factories.“Think what you will do when factories will be closed. Will you all get jobs then?” she said while addressing a discussion marking the 63rd founding anniversary of Awami League at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city.The Prime Minister said minimum wages for the garment workers were fixed at Tk 3000 on her own initiative. “I personally forced the garment factory owners to give Tk 3000 as minimum wages while they fixed Tk 2500-2600,” she said.Posing a question, she said when the Prime Minister of a country is in favour of the garment workers, why are they creating an anarchic situation being instigated by outsiders? “Such destructive activities will just destroy your factories that provide you the livelihood.”Sheikh Hasina said what the workers will do if all garment factories are shut down due to their anarchy. “You all have to go back to your villages. How will you be able to get employment opportunities?” She said the garment workers have to be careful before doing anything.The Prime Minister said the present government is working tirelessly for the empowerment of people. “We believe in people’s empowerment and that’s why we amended the Constitution,” she said.She also directed her party faithfuls to remain vigilant so that no unconstitutional force could violate the Constitution and grab the state power illegally.Criticising the opposition BNP, Sheikh Hasina said in 2005-2006 BNP had publicised that Awami League would not get more than 30 seats in general election and Sheikh Hasina would not be able to become the opposition leader. “But, the desire of Allah was something else and it BNP had faced the fate what it wanted for us,” she said. The Prime Minister said now they are saying that Awami League will not get more than 10 seats in the next general election. “But, I don’t know what is the desire of Allah this time.”.She briefly described various development activities of her government for the welfare of the country’s people.Hasina said for the improvement of the power sector, the government after assuming power took short-, medium- and long-term plans to meet the growing demand for power.Presided over by Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, the discussion was addressed, among others, by Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhhury, Awami League Advisory Council member Amir Hossain Amu, MP, Presidium members Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, MP and Abdul Latif Siddiqui, MP, General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, MP, and central leader of the party Mohammad Nasim.Noted journalist and writer Rahat Khan, Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon, MP, President of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, Secretary General of Jatiya Party Ruhul Amin Hawlader MP, acting president of Awami League Dhaka city unit MA Aziz, General Secretary Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya also spoke on the occasion.
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