Government Policy

Padma plotters should apologize: Tofail

DHAKA, Feb 12, 2017 (BSS) - Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said the effort of stigmatizing the government making a plot of alleged corruption over Pardma Bridge has been proved to be false, fabricated and baseless.

"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had said there was no corruption in Padma Bridge project, that is why she has decided to construct the bridge with own resources," added the minister while addressing the Annual Conference-2017 of Janata Bank in a city hotel as the chief guest.

He said although a section of people drummed up the corruption conspiracy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not bow to the unethical job like her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

"Names of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Nobel Laureate Professor Mohammed Yunus have come up with the conspiracy while some people of our country also joined them on TV Talk Shows, but it has been proven false through the court verdict," said Tofail, adding, "Now echoing Prime Minister's Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy, I will say they should apologize."

Terming banking sector as a sensitive sector, the minister urged the people of this sector to work with responsibility and professional manners.

Country's economy is moving ahead and banking sector has huge responsibility for it, he added.

Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir and Janata Bank Managing Director M Abdus Salam also spoke on the occasion with Chairman of Board of Director of the bank Sheikh M Wahid Uz Zaman in the chair.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)