Padma bridge funding was stopped by Hillary Clinton herself: Prime Minister
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mentioned that the previous US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton herself had stopped the cash for the Padma bridge.
He mentioned this whereas talking because the chief visitor on the Chhatra League rally at Suhrawardy Udyan within the capital on Friday.
The Prime Minister mentioned, ‘We’ve opened up every little thing to the personal sector. This has resulted in employment generation. Banked. Those that will go overseas with a mortgage from the financial institution will be capable to go. No homes should be bought.’
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina additionally mentioned, ‘Whereas constructing the Padma Bridge, they gave us a nasty identify, for the put up of MD of a financial institution, that too is on authorities wage. In response to authorities legislation, MD can keep as much as 60 years. Cannot keep if it is greater than that. Even then we’ve got to remain there once more illegally for 10 years, strain on us repeatedly.’
Mentioning that ‘an enormous nation additionally pressured repeatedly’, he mentioned, ‘If the MD just isn’t appointed, they may cease the cash for the Padma Bridge. That gentleman additionally filed a case in opposition to us, in opposition to the federal government, in opposition to Bangladesh Financial institution. However the court docket can’t cut back his age. He misplaced the case.’
‘Then by his overseas pal… nevertheless it did not occur on the board of the World Financial institution. Hillary Clinton herself ordered the then President of the World Financial institution to dam the Padma Bridge cash, he added.
The Prime Minister mentioned, ‘Then I mentioned that I’ll construct the Padma Bridge with my very own cash, to not get my palms on anybody. We did that. I confirmed it to the world. The Father of the Nation gave his speech on March 7, 1971 on this Suhrawardy Udyan. He mentioned, nobody can preserve this Bengali in examine. However we’re that nation. Could not preserve us in examine.’