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Victims to file case against WB: PM

MUNICH, Germany- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the persons effected by the World Bank's decision on cancelling finance to the Padma Bridge project and subsequent lawsuit in Canadian Court would file case against the bank.

"Effected persons would certainly file case against the World Bank as tried to involve them in a direly false case," the Prime Minister said in response to the demand of the expatriate leaders and workers of European Awami League here today.

"We are grateful to the Almighty as the persons affected by the World Bank's decision have finally got justice after a long suffering. They tried to implicate my son and daughter, sister, my cabinet members, advisors and secretaries with the fictitious allegation," she said.

"However, I will say a person can face any difficult situation if he/she remains in the path of truth and honesty," the Prime Minister said adding that "the verdict of the Canadian court went in favour of us as all members of my family and I myself were in the path of truth and honesty.

The prime minister arrived here today to attend 53th Munich Security Conference at the invitation of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, president and general secretary of European Awami League Anil Dasgupta and MA Gani Chowdhry, president of German Awami League Bashirul Alam Sabu, EU Awami League leaders Idris Farazi, Hasan Iqbal and Nurul Islam were present among others on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)