Accusing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of making ‘false’ comments in parliament about its chairperson’s assets abroad to mislead people, BNP on Thursday said such an act is ‘tantamount to treason’.
“There’s no existence of the assets the Prime Minister talked about yesterday (Wednesday) in parliament. She tried to confuse people with her falsehood. Her effort to confuse people with false statement in parliament is some sort of treason,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Speaking at a press conference, he further said, “We strongly condemn and protest the unguarded, imprudent, indecent and aggressive comments of the Prime Minister.”
Earlier on Wednesday, the Prime Minister told parliament that international media ran news that Khaleda Zia is the third most corrupt person in the world.
She said huge money stashed by Khaleda Zia’s two sons was detected in many countries, including US$ 750 million in Belgium, US$ 250 million in Malaysia, a house worth several million in Dubai, and assets, including a market in Saudi Arab, which are now under investigation.
Protesting Hasina’s comments, Fakhrul said the Prime Minister took oath to work as responsible person and speak the truth and not to lie. “So, she can’t make false statement and confuse people standing in parliament.”
He urged the Prime Minister to stop lying as she will not be able to mislead people with her false comments.
The BNP leader also warned that a defamatory suit can be filed against the Prime Minister for her calling their chairperson a mad person.