5:05pm: The prime minister finished briefing the media. The Q&A session has just started.
5:02pm: "...I don't see any difference between the demonstrators against the Rampal project with the terrorists at the Holey Artisan cafe in Gulshan..."Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the news media at her official residence Ganobhaban to present government's argument about the controversial Rampal Power Plant project PID[/caption] 4:42pm: The prime minister presented examples of some coal-fired plants in the US, Germany, and China and argued that the Rampal project is following the same environmental safety protocol. 4:36pm: The prime minister has apparently cracked a joke on how carbon can be used as facial mask. The audience burst in laughter. 4:32pm: “…Has she (BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia) ever been there? I don’t believe she has, but I have. I know the reality, she (Khaleda) doesn’t...”
#BNP takes stand against Rampal projecthttps://t.co/rUd68XqfPZ#Bangladeshpic.twitter.com/dTBG9LWCYN — DhakaTribune (@DhakaTribune) August 24, 20164:24pm: “….The cat came out of the bag now. BNP chief expressed solidarity with that quarter (people who have been demonstrating against the Rampal project...” 4:22pm: A certain quarter in the society is trying sabotage the project (Rampal) by fabricating stories and twisting facts." 4:21pm: "...Like developed countries, we are focusing on coal-fired plant since it's rather inexpensive." 4:18pm: "...Awami League-led government has established the fact that we are a pro-people government...."