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Moudud: BNP to publish white paper on corruption if voted to power

  • Published at 06:15 pm March 2nd, 2018
Moudud: BNP to publish white paper on corruption if voted to power
BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday said a white paper on the corruption committed during the tenure of the Awami League-led government will be published after the BNP is voted to power. "This government is not the last one, and it will have to go someday. After that, a white paper on the corruption committed during the Awami League rule will be published," he said. Moudud, a BNP standing committee member, came up with the remarks while speaking at a discussion arranged by National People's Party (NPP) at the National Press Club, demanding BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's release and a credible election under a non-party administration. He said, in the white paper, the names of all ministers, MPs and businessmen backed by Awami League will be included with elaborate description of their corruption. "They must be put on trial." He said they will also include the names of those involved in the share market, Hallmark, Destiny scams, the Bangladesh Bank heist and all other corruption incidents reported in the media over the last 10 years. The BNP leader alleged that corruption has turned epidemic during the rule of this government for lack of its accountability. He said big projects are being implemented by the government with big corruption, commission and bribery due to the lack of monitoring and accountability. Moudud, a former law minister, said their party chief Khaleda Zia was convicted for political reason, not for corruption. He alleged that now the government is plotting to delay Khaleda Zia's bail and prolong her stay in jail. "Begum Khaleda Zia will surely be released on bail, no matter how much plots and strategies you [the government] resort to." The BNP leader criticised the Election Commission saying it has no capability to hold a credible and neutral national election. "We've sent a letter to the Election Commission regarding the PM's election campaign. The commission has said it will assert its authority after the announcement of the election schedule. With that comment, they have exposed that they're unable to hold a fair election." Moudud said the prime minister and her cabinet colleagues are seeking votes for their election symbol “boat” through their unilateral campaign spending public money while BNP is not allowed to hold any political programme and its chairperson has been kept in jail. "What a nice democracy and atmosphere in the country indeed!" He said Awami League should not consider the country's people as fools as they understand everything. "They [the people] will give you a big lesson, if they get a chance to cast their votes."