Prime Minister's Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Monday urged the countrymen not to lose confidence in own country, reports BSS.
"Awami League reestablished democracy in the country overcoming all sorts of conspiracies from home and abroad...So don't lose confidence in own country," he said while addressing a discussion at a city hotel.
Shuchinta Foundation organized the discussion titled 'Rajnitite Satya-Mitya: Padma Setur Abhiggyata'. Professor Emeritus of Bangla Department of Dhaka University Dr Anisuzzaman, Economist Dr Farash Uddin and Editor of the daily Kaler Kantho and eminent writer Imdadul Haque Milon addressed the discussion while Shuchinta Foundation Chairman Professor A Arafat gave welcome address.
Joy, grandson of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, said a Canadian Court verdict proved that there was no corruption over the construction of the Padma Bridge.
A group of NGOs (Non Government Organizations) always criticizes Bangladesh, otherwise, they won't get fund from foreigners, he said.
"The so-called civil society never praised Bangladesh... Dr Muhammad Yunus didn't make any good comments on any success of Bangladesh," Joy said.
"They think money will take them to power. But they don't know none can go to power without the love of common people," Joy said.
"We and our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina are not slaves to anyone...We can distinguish between truth and lies and we are now self-confident," he said.
The World Bank raised the allegation of corruption on Padma Bridge, even before paying a single penny in the project, he said, adding the investigation is now underway against the officer of the World Bank who investigated the corruption at that time.
Joy, son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said the perpetrators of 1975 are now active again and they are busy with many conspiracies against Bangladesh.
The ICT Advisor said, "Awami League has the capacity as well as merit and as per our feasibility study we got the confidence that we can construct Padma Bridge with our own fund and it would not hamper our economy."