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‘PM doesn’t want hasty action against Priya Saha’

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Road, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said he has been instructed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina not to take any hasty step against Priya Saha for her remarks during a meeting with US president Donald Trump.

Road, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said he has been instructed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina not to take any hasty step against Priya Saha for her remarks during a meeting with US president Donald Trump.

“The prime minister sent me a message Saturday. It said no hurried action should be taken against Priya Saha,” he said.

The minister told reporters after attending the license handover ceremony of MRT Line 6 at Bangabandhu International Convention Centre.

“Priya’s motive should be investigated. She should make a public statement,” he said.  

Priya claimed that 37 million Hindus, Buddhists and Christians had disappeared from Bangladesh and that her home was torched and her land was grabbed by Muslim fundamentalists.

“The reasons for making such allegations should be investigated. I think, she should be given a chance to defend herself when she returns home,” he said.

“The government will hear what she has to say first and then it'll take necessary action,” he said.

 

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