Padma Bridge allegation baseless: Mashiur

Economic Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Mashiur Rahman on Saturday claimed that the corruption allegation of World Bank (WB) on much-talked-about Padma Bridge Project is “baseless”.“The allegation made by World Bank is bogus. There is no ground of the allegation. The government yet to get any information about it,” he said.
The PM Adviser came up with the assertion while addressing a programme of BBC Bangladesh Sanglap at Bangla Academy auditorium in the city.
He also claimed that the WB failed to provide any evidence of corruption in favour of its allegation.
Mashiur added: “The newspapers that were very active to publish the allegation also said nothing about it and nobody has seen the page of a diary which is said to be the basis of evidence.”
He said it was the responsibility of the complainant and the active newspapers to reveal the proof.
When asked that WB handed over proofs to the government, the adviser, who is now on leave due to corruption allegation in the project, said, “We asked but WB did not provide.”
Replying to a question, he said, “The issue of corruption over Padma Bridge is a conspiracy.”

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