A new and comparatively faster train service has been launched on the Dhaka-Narayanganj route on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
inaugurated the Diesel Multiple Unit Engine (DEMU) train in Kamalapur Rail
The Prime Minister alleged that the opposition has been
resorting to ‘sabotage of the country’s rail network’ under the guise of general
strikes. Shiekh Hasina was referring to the several incidents of attack and
‘sabotage’ on the country’s railway network recently.
She said a huge
fatality was prevented in Comilla due to the alertness of the driver, “the
fishplates were removed to kill at least a thousand people”.
the members of the railways for their active roles in preventing the huge loss
She directed Home Minister Muhiddin Khan Alamgir to take
measures against those who have been removing fishplates and committing arson
She asked the railway officials and the ordinary people to
remain vigilant, “We are giving what we can. People must be responsible in the
preservation of these assets. The watchmen must take
She criticized the opposition for their political
programmes saying, “Their movement is aimed at causing deaths. They are killing
people like Pakistanis once did.”
“They are bashing sculls with bricks in
order to kill. How disgusting is their mind set”, the Prime Minister asked
taking a dig at the opposition.
“You are calling strikes. It is your
right. But what about those who must work every day to stay afloat – what are
they getting? Produced goods cannot reach the market.”
their strikes and sit in air-conditioned rooms to watch movies and munch chicken
Sheikh Hasina said the opposition is taking part in acts of
destruction with an aim to stop the war crimes trial.
“We are not
catching war criminals and shooting them. They are being tried in court,” she