BNP’s lobbyist hiring money will be taken into account: Prime Minister
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the accounts of huge amount of money spent on hiring lobbyists by BNP to destroy the country will be taken into account.
She said that they have hired lobbyists to destroy Bangladesh and mislead the people with false accusations and false information. They paid crores of dollars to a foreign firm - how did this money go abroad? They have to answer where it came from.
The Prime Minister made the remarks while addressing a discussion on the motion of thanks on the President's address on Thursday night (January 27) and on the concluding day of the 16th session.
The head of government said, they (BNP) have no responsibility towards the people of the country. Therefore, various conspiracies are being hatched to stop the progress of the country and to tarnish the image of the country. The BNP could do nothing but destroyed the country, loot it, create militancy and terrorism. But I have confidence and trust in the people of the country that the people of the country will not be misled by any untrue propaganda and lies. The country is moving forward, it must move forward.
Sheikh Hasina said the country is moving forward in all aspects, those who do not like it are destroying the country by hiring lobbyists by spending hundreds of crores of money in foreign currency. The BNP has to give an answer and explanation as to where such huge amount of money came from and how it was spent abroad. And to tarnish the image of the country, the cost of hiring lobbyists will be taken into account.
Regarding the election, the Prime Minister said the politics of the Awami League is to protect the voting rights of the people of the country, not to take them away. The election of Narayanganj City Corporation is a big proof of the fact that free, fair and neutral elections were held in the country during the Awami League government. The BNP had also tried various games in this election, but failed. The creation of an environment for fair elections in Bangladesh, preparation of pictorial voter lists, transparent ballot boxes, preservation of the people's right to vote are all fruits of the Awami League movement. During the tenure of Awami League fair and neutral elections were held in the country and the people's right to vote was guaranteed.
Regarding the US sanctions on RAB officials, the Prime Minister said that those who have been very effective in suppressing terrorism, militancy and extremism from the country, why have they become so bad? We do not blame the United States. BNP-Jamaat have spent hundreds of crores of money to protect war criminals, save Bangabandhu's killers, sabotage and question the elections, tarnish the image of the country and hire lobbyists, not for any good cause. Where did the BNP get so much money, how did it get there - the answer will have to be given by BNP one day.