BNP chief Khaleda Zia must apologise to the nation for what she has done, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
PM Hasina was answering a query from the media referring to Khaleda’s statement in court that she had forgiven her political rival.
“What was it? Did she pardon (me) or seek forgiveness (for her own misdeeds)? What did I do?” PM Hasina said.
“You should remember that we were not even allowed to hold discussions in parliament on the August 21 grenade attacks and the attacks, which left Ahsanullah Master and Shah AMS Kibria dead.”
Answering a query regarding snap polls, PM Hasina said, “Any democratic country has the power to hold snap polls. However, what’s the rush? We will continue working for the people of Bangladesh as long as we can.”
While answering a query regarding holding talks with BNP, PM Hasina said, “How many more time do you want me to try? Every time I tried, she had met it with insolence. We won’t try anymore.”
Bangladesh signed nine MoUs and a deal with the Southeast Asian country in her visit, she mentioned.
The news conference took place at PM Hasina’s official residence Ganabhaban at 4pm.
Hasina left for Phnom Penh on Sunday. Upon her arrival the same day, she paid her respects at Cambodia’s Independence Memorial and placed a wreath before the statue of the late King Norodom Sihanouk.
In addition to attending a dinner at the Bangladesh Embassy and met with Bangladeshi expatriates, she also visited the Cambodian Genocide Museum.
Hasina met with her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen at the Peace Palace on Monday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has also said that Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will jeopardise the peace efforts the US itself initiated.
It is only natural that President Trump’s announcement is not acceptable to the Muslim nations, she said.
“There’s a UN resolution on this and no-one will accept the announcement disregarding it,” she said.
PM Hasina called on the Muslim world to unite against the unfair decision.