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AL makes 21 pledges in election manifesto

Sheikh Hasina unveils the manifesto

18 Dec 2018, 09:52 | updated: 18 Dec 2018, 12:28

NTV Online

Dhaka: Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) president Sheikh Hasina onTuesday unveiled the party’s 21-point manifesto with the slogan ‘Bangladesh on the march towards prosperity’ ahead of the 11th national election slated for December 30.

She started announcing the election manifesto at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel at 10:00am, reports the UNB.

AL on Tuesday made a 21-point special pledge in its election manifesto ahead of the 11th parliamentary polls slated for December 30.

Following are the 21 pledges:

1. My village, my town: expansion of modern urban amenities in rural areas

2. Strength of youths, Prosperity of Bangladesh: transformation of young people into skilled manpower and ensuring their employment

3. Adopting zero tolerance policy against corruption

4. Women empowerment, gender equity and children’s welfare

5. Ensuring nutrition and safe food

6. Elimination of terrorism –communalism-militancy

7. Quick and quality implementation of all mega projects

8. Strengthening democracy and rule of law

9. Poverty alleviation

10. Increasing standard of education at all levels

11. Ensuring quality health services for all

12. Enhanced use of digital technology for overall development

13. Ensuring power and energy safety

14. Modern agricultural system-mechanization

15. Skilled and service oriented public administration

16. People’s friendly law enforcement agencies

17. Blue economy and marine resources development

18. Ensuring road safety

19. Welfare for senior citizen, disabled and autistic people

20. Sustainable and inclusive development, prosperous Bangladesh

21. Increasing public and private investments