Khaleda slams PM, family for corruption
[Bangla Daily Star] Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia
Three-term PM of Bangla, widow of deceased dictator Ziaur Rahman, head of the Bangla Nationalist Party, an apparent magnet for corruption ...
held Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
...Bangla dynastic politician and current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She has been the President of the Bangla Awami League since 1981. She is the eldest of five children of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh. Her party defeated the BNP-led Four-Party Alliance in the 2008 parliamentary elections. She has once before held the office, from 1996 to 2001, when she was defeated in a landslide...
and her family's "corruption" responsible for the World Bank's cancellation of Padma bridge funding.
She made the allegation in Chittagong yesterday on the occasion of distributing relief among landslide and flood victims at Swadhinata Park under Chandgaon Police Station.
The BNP chairperson said this government in its election manifesto had pledged to construct the bridge but its ministers opted for demanding commission before the work could start.
According to her, the government had promoted corruption by not removing the corrupt ministers and giving them the responsibility of other ministries.
Khaleda said the WB had already declared not to finance the Padma bridge project which indicated that this government would not be able to implement the project, as the bridge was not possible without the funding from the WB.
She said the previous BNP governments had constructed many bridges in the country without any controversy and if her party is elected again they would build two bridges over the Padma river.
She urged people to vote for BNP in the next election to ensure development of the country. She pledged that they would solve the waterlogging problem of the port city.
Khaleda also reiterated her demand for the restoration of caretaker government system and that her party would not participate in the election under any political government.
The BNP chief urged everyone to join the anti-government movement which is set to begin after Ramadan.
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