Shaheed Islam Babar, Bandarban: BNP says Awami League came to power in 1996, 2008, 2014 and 2018, but these elections were not fair. But they came to power through fair elections in 1991 and 2001. Coming to power through bombings and killings has become a habit of BNP. But after Bangabandhu's murder, Ziaur Rahman shot people, stole the ballot boxes with motorcycles and sealed them himself and came to power with more than 100% votes. Ziaur Rahman voted yes or no with 600 votes instead of 500 votes. When BNP came to power in 2001, they came to power in my own area by breaking gates, vandalizing polling stations, occupying centers and beating people. They call it a fair election. That is, when BNP comes to power, it is a fair election, and when Awami League comes to power, it is a fraudulent election. Why will Awami League be responsible if BNP does not come to the election? BNP bombings, fights, riots, clashes,
LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam MP said these words while speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed Lama Upazila Complex building by LGED in Lama, Bandarban at 1 pm on Saturday (February 4). Chittagong Hill Tract Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushaising MP was present as guest of honor in the event.
The LGRD minister also said that the poor Bangladesh has become a developed country today. Hill areas will be given priority in implementation of rural projects. LGED will give special consideration to the recommendations of local leaders and the Minister of Hills. About 1300 crores worth of work is currently underway in Bandarban. Soon the appearance of hilly areas will change more. Bandarban will be included in the new project. Care should be taken that there is no discrimination in development work. Gramin Adalat is running as a pilot project across Bangladesh. Nowhere in the world is this. Bangladesh is working as a model funded by UNDP and European Union. We have successfully done the job. Gradually it will spread all over the world. This has to be administered in coordination with local laws in rural courts. Recommends more allocation for infrastructure construction in hills than in plains. As the transportation cost is high, we will allocate the matter keeping in mind. However, the quality of work will not be compromised. Work will be done to empower the union councils.
By cutting the ribbon and unveiling the plaque, LGRD minister inaugurated the development project of 8 crore 70 lakh 77 thousand 51 rupees including the Lama Upazila Parishad complex building. Upazila Parishad expanded building and hall was constructed at a cost of Tk. At the same time, the upazila chairman's residence and UNO residence were constructed at a cost of Tk 1 crore 26 lakh for the implementation of LGED. The Upazila Parishad Complex Building has 6 storey foundation and 4 storey main building work has been completed. There are 30 rooms in total of 17 thousand square feet with 4250 square feet per floor. Apart from this, the building, built on a total area of 21 thousand square feet with a hall of 4 thousand square feet, has all the modern facilities.
After the inauguration ceremony, the minister held an exchange meeting with the local public representatives at 2 pm, after which the LGRD minister will visit Lamar Sarai Quantum Foundation at 4 pm and leave Lamar at 5 pm.
Chittagong Hill Tract Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushaisingh MP, Local Government Ministry Secretary Muhammad Ibrahim, Local Government Engineering Directorate Chief Engineer Sheikh Mohammad Mohsin, Bandarban Deputy Commissioner Yachmin Parveen Tibriji, LGED Bandarban Executive Engineer Mohammad Ziaul Islam Majumdar, Bandarban Municipal Mayor Ismal Bebi, Lama Municipality Mayor Md. Zahirul Islam, LGED Lama Upazila Engineer Abu Hanif were present. The ceremony was presided over by Lama Upazila Chairman Mustafa Jamal.