Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed the false propaganda by the opposition parties for the defeat of the Awami League-backed candidates in all city corporation elections.
She came up with the view when the newly-elected office bearers of Barisal District Lawyers’ Association met her at her office.
Association president KBS Ahmed Kabir and general secretary Mohammad Golam Kabir Badal led the delegation.
PM's press secretary Abul Kalam Azad briefed reporters after the meeting.
The people of the country who got confused due to the propaganda of the BNP-Jamaat alliance now have realised that they were misguided by the opposition parties, the Prime Minister said.
"The BNP-Jamaat alliance is very strong and efficient in spreading false propaganda. They spread false information against Awami League," she said.
Mentioning Hefajat-e-Islam's program on May 5-6 in Motijhee,l Hasina said the opposition BNP claimed that several thousand people were killed during the law enforcement agencies' operation on that day. "How had it been possible for them to kill several thousand people in the just half-an-hour operation!" she wondered.
Referring to the opposition leader's claim in Narsingdi rally that the law enforcement agencies fired more than 150,000 gunshots during the operation, the premier questioned whether it is possible at this short time.
She also said the opposition always spread false propaganda against Awami League that if this party comes to power there will be no Islam in the country, there will be no azan, namaj and, janaza in the country.
Sheikh Hasina said they had done the same thing during her government’ s previous tenure propagating that a vast area of the country up to Feni would go under India which was later proved false. "But everything is there as it was," she said adding that Awami League always worked for Islam.
The Prime Minister said she starts her day by offering Fazr prayer and reciting from the holy Quran. "I don't know in which hand Islam will be safe other than me," she said.
Sheikh Hasina said Awami League that has given Independence to the nation always works for the welfare of people to bring smile to their faces.
During the meeting, leaders of Barisal Bar Association highly appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her bold and dynamic leadership saying the country has achieved tremendous socio-economic development over the last couple of years.
Former Chief Whip Abul Hasanat Abdullah, Awami League Advisory Council Member Advocate Yousuf Hossain Humayn and former mayor of Barisal City Corporation Showkat Hossain Hiran were present.
Later, Syndicate members of the Barisal University, led by its Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Md Harunor Rashid Khan, also met the Prime Minister at her office.