Political opponent BNP criticized the ruling Awami League for being hard on the World Bank, saying such a fracas might “upset the development partner of Bangladesh”.
“Experts are fearing a strain in ties between Bangladesh and the largest development partners,” Rizvi Ahmed, senior joint secretary of the party, said in a press briefing on Friday.
“Hundreds of World Bank projects in all sectors are under progress in the country now. But after the Canadian court ruling on Padma bridge issue the global lender is being harassed by the AL leaders,” he said at Nayapaltan.
“The investigation into the tax-free vehicles of World Bank is the result of the government’s rage over the institution,” Rizvi alleged. “Even then, the WB has not budged from its position.”