Those tried to block Padma project are enemies: Home Minister
Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir on Friday said those who had tried to block the important development programmes, including the Padma Bridge project, are the enemies of the country.
“Those who had stood in the way of the country’s development projects, including Padma Bridge, are the enemies of the country. They’re enemies…They’re Mirzafars,” he said.
Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir was addressing a discussion meeting organised by Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote’s Dhaka city unit at the auditorium of Diploma Engineers’ Institute, marking its 32nd founding anniversary.
The Home Minister’s remarks came hours after the World Bank announced to engage afresh in the Padma Bridge Multipurpose Bridge Project. The lead financer of the country’s mega project had cancalled its promised loan of $1.2 billion on June 29 this year.
Taking a swipe at opposition leader Khaleda Zia, the Home Minister said, “Khaleda and her associates never worked for the country’s development …they only inflated their pockets.”
Mohiuddin Khan also branded Khaleda and her allies as “conspirators”, and said they will always be known to the people of the country as “conspirators”. “People won’t forgive those who violate the human rights of the entire nation…we care little about them,” the Home Minister told the programme.
The discussion was held with Fatema Zaman Sathi, joint convener of Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote’s Dhaka city unit, in the chair.