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Hasina urges Awami League followers to prepare for 2019 polls

Updated: Nov 30, 2016 13:59 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Nov.30 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged followers of her Awami League to prepare for campaigning so that the ruling party can retain power after elections are held in 2019.

"Country's development will continue only if Awami League is there in power. The country will fall behind if any party other than AL comes to power," the Daily Times quoted Hasina, as saying.

She was addressing a civic reception on Tuesday evening organised by All European Awami League in Budapest, Hungary at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Briefly describing various development activities of her government, she said Bangladesh is now the 'role model' of development.

She said those who have presented the nation's flag to war criminals, should face the same punishment like the war criminals. (ANI)