Prime minister, Sheikh Hasina has said that a third party had infiltrated the students’ movement demanding safe roads.
Calling the campaign of the students’ rational, the prime minister added: “a third party entered the movement, spread false rumours and tried to instigate violence.”
The prime minister made the comments on Sunday morning while laying the foundation of an underpass near the Shaheed Ramizuddin Contonment School and College on the Airport Road.
“While the students were on the roads I asked police, RAB to maintain patience, but on the third day we saw many people donning college uniforms and carrying sharp weapons in their bags.”
Also, news came that there was a rise in making uniforms at tailor shops and this worried me, observed the PM.
However, the police and RAB have thwarted a malicious design, she added.
During the student movement, everyone listened to the teenagers, but when a pernicious force entered, I requested the guardians to take their wards from the roads, said the PM and thanked the parents for listening to her.
Underlining the government’s efforts to make roads safer, she deplored the practice of not using foot over bridges.
She also said that if drivers are found to be picking and dropping passengers from non-designated spots then their licences will be cancelled.
We are working to improve the transport network of the country and turn Bangladesh into a digital state, observed the PM.
“Bangabandhu constructed the Betbunia satellite centre and from there we sent a satellite to space; the world is opened to the students; scholarships are being handed out, medical treatment is improved and focus is given on research.”