“If we had done anything wrong, forgive us and give us another chance to serve you so that we can take the country forward,” a off-white saree-clad Khaleda told a mammoth rally at Paltan Maidan to round off her election campaign today.
She called upon the voters to cast their votes for the BNP-led four-party alliance candidates in the Monday’s parliamentary election to ‘save the country and the people’.
“We want to save the country and the people. So vote us,” Khaleda said at the rally, a day after her archrival Sheikh Hasina addressed a mammoth rally at the same venue.
“You can save the people by making the right decision while voting,” she said and alleged: “A party is trying to thwart the polls in view of no possibility of winning.”
Coming down hard on the Awami League, she said the people did not forget the terrorism and violence of October 28. “They burnt people alive in bus and stopped Chittagong port disrupting export and import in a bid to turn the country into a failed state.”
“They tried to destroy the garment industry in a planned way,” Khaleda said, adding, “They served a group to materialise a conspiracy. We have to save the people and the country from their hands.”
“We freed the country. People did not forget the famine of 74,” she said.
“They made the country independence but failed to culminate in the hopes of people over the independence,” Khaleda alleged, saying they are trying to cripple the country.
“We brought the democracy back to the country with the help of the people,” she claimed.