"This group of civil society members who consider themselves as eminent persons is trying to establish an undemocratic government again as they feel ignored when a democratic government remains in power," Hasina said in Mirpur.

A military-backed caretaker government took over January 11, 2007, from former president Iajuddin Ahmed, proclaiming a state of Emergency amid political confrontations between the Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

Terming the January 5 general elections as very important for continuation of the constitutional processes in the country, Hasina urged people to cast their votes as it is their democratic right.

She also said that a conspiracy is being hatched to foil the January 5 elections.

"Conspiracies and schemes are on to hinder the elections. So, I urge the countrymen to remain alert in this regard," said Hasina while addressing three election rallies in the capital.   

She added the government has tried every option to sit and arrange a dialogue with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to solve the ongoing political impasse.

But the opposition leader denied it "as she likes terrorism, vandalism and killing of people in the name of movement", alleged the Prime Minister.

She said people have no involvement with the BNP-led opposition's movements which she termed as "acts of terrorism" as people are being bombed and killed.

Hasina, chief of the Awami League, addressed two more rallies in Pallabi and Uttara.

During her campaign at Mirpur Adarsha High School ground, she urged people to resist those who would try to foil the polls. In her speech, she sought votes for the Awami League nominated candidates.


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