Prime Minister’s Economic Affairs Adviser Mashiur Rahman on Saturday termed the World Bank’s allegation of corruption in the Padma bridge project as baseless.
Speaking at the BBC Bangladesh Sanglap at Bangla Academy auditorium, he said the WB failed to provide any proof of corruption in favour of its claim.
“World Bank made the allegation but we are yet to know what it actually means. The newspapers that were very active to publish the allegation also said nothing about it,” said Mashiur, adding nobody has seen the page of a diary which is said to be the basis of proof.
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 Padma bridge project, said, “We asked but WB did not give that.”
Source: The Daily Star