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Khaleda Zia on Padma Bridge issue: ‘Pot calling kettle black’

The political arena inBangladeshhas heated up over the issues of thePadmaBridgeand corruption. The World Bank’s (WB) announcement that it has cancelled a $1.2 billion fund for thePadmaBridgeconstruction has given rise to ripples of controversy over corruption in the Awami League-led government. The WB is talking about non-compliance with conditions after alleged corruption by Bangladeshi incumbents, including the then communications minister Syed Abdul Hossain. Such allegations have not been conclusively proved, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked, ‘Where is the question of corruption when the WB has not given even a single penny for the project?’