Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said the BNP is now hatching conspiracies to destabilize the country after failing to halt construction of the long-cherished Padma Bridge.
“The BNP is now conspiring to carry out killings on the Dhaka University campus aiming to destabilize the country before the inauguration of the Padma Bridge as the party failed to stop the bridge construction,” he told a press conference at his official residence.
Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, said the BNP leaders get perplexed after seeing the construction of many mega projects like Padma Bridge, metro rail and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Karnaphuli Tunnel.
“That is why the BNP leaders are hatching plots to destabilize the country,” he added.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, who has been suffering from political hallucinations, is constantly making falsehoods, the Awami League general secretary said: “I thank Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir for acknowledging the fact that the BNP leaders are suffering from internal pains, seeing the Padma Bridge”.
Replying to an allegation of Fakhrul, he said the BNP is repeatedly raising imaginary allegations of looting money from the Padma Bridge project. “This is the discovery of the perverted brain of Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir,” he added.
Claiming that the construction of the Padma Bridge has been completed ensuring cent percent transparency, Quader said the BNP secretary general will have to give specific information and proof of graft in Padma Bridge construction.
If Fakhrul fails to prove it, he must apologize to the nation for his mega falsehood about the mega project, the Awami League general secretary said.
He said the World Bank withdrew funding from the Padma Bridge project on allegations of corruption.
After that, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took a bold decision to build the Padma Bridge with own funding, the bridges minister said, adding that the World Bank’s allegation was later rejected by a Canadian court and Bangladesh got acquitted of the allegation.
Later, the World Bank admitted its mistake over withdrawal of funding from the Padma Bridge project, he said.
Despite that, the BNP secretary general is continuously making falsehoods over Padma Bridge, said Quader.