Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said people across the country become happy and delighted for the opening of Padma Bridge, but BNP feels ashamed for the implementation of the mega project.
"It seems from the remarks of BNP that Padma Bridge has become bone in the throat of BNP," he told journalists at the PID conference room at the Secretariat.
All, including journalists, had to be tested negative for Covid-19 to join the ceremony, he added.
But tens of thousands people joined the public rally arranged by AL on the occasion of the Padma Bridge inauguration, said Hasan, also Awami League (AL) joint general secretary.
"If the common people were allowed to visit the bride on the opening day, I don't know how much people in numbers would have gone there, all the people of the country might have gone there to have a glimpse of the bridge," he added.