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Matia slams World Bank for 'fresh involvement' in Padma Bridge
Observer Online Desk
Publish Date : 2014-10-30,  Publish Time : 19:12,  View Count : 15
Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Thursday slammed the World Bank for their 'fresh involvement' in the Padma Bridge project.

"We have said that we would provide subsidy in the agriculture sector. But World Bank said there is no need to provide subsidy. Will I ask you (WB) how to spend my money? The World Bank now also wants to get involved in the Padma Bridge Project. But we have said no to them as we don't make the same offer twice," she said.

The agriculture minister said all this while addressing a farmers' gathering organized by Krishak League at Bangabandhu Avenue in the city.

Matia, also the presidium member of the ruling Awami League, said after BJP's win in the Indian national elections, BNP dreamt that Narendra Modi would bring it to power.

"It is not Modi or people from abroad who bring anyone to power, rather it is the people of the country who do so," she added.

The Awami League leader also criticized BNP for their silence over the International Crimes Tribunal-1's (ICT’s) verdict against Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami.

Former food minister Dr Abdur Razzak, among others, also addressed the occasion, held with Krishak League President Motahar Hossain Molla in the chair.


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