BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday said people do not trust Prime Minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy’s remark that he never met Israel’s Likud Party leader Mendi N Safadi.
Speaking at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he also said their party is waiting to see what action the government takes against Joy over his meeting with Safadi. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported.
“People don’t believe that Joy is telling the truth and Safadi is lying (over their meeting),” the BNP leader said.
He also alleged that the government is playing double standard over the separate meetings between Safadi and Joy, and Safadi and Aslam.
Earlier on Saturday, BBC Bangla published an interview of Safadi where he claimed that he had a meeting with Joy last year at the latter’s office in Washington DC before his meeting with BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury this year.
Trashing Safadi’s claim, Joy in a Facebook post on Sunday said, “I have never met Safadi, either in Washington or anywhere else. He is lying. That he is willing to lie for the BNP also proves that he is involved in a conspiracy with the BNP. Otherwise why would he lie on their behalf?”
On Saturday, Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif also dismissed Safadi’s claim, terming it a ‘drama staged by BNP’.
Earlier on May 15, detectives arrested BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury soon after the politician drew controversy over holding a meeting with the Israeli politician in India early this month.
Rizvi said, “Safadi himself claimed to have met with Joy. When an innocent BNP leader met a person he was charged with treason, but when the Prime Minister’s son met the same person he was labelled as patriot. This is the policy of this regime.”
Criticising AL leader Hanif for terming BNP drama the media report about a meeting between Safadi and Joy, Rizvi said people will trash his comment.
Rizvi alleged that the Attorney General’s office is obstructing the release of Rajshahi City Corporation Mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul from jail though he secured bail from the High Court in the cases filed against him.