Make ACC independent, BNP asks PM

BNP senior leader Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia on Friday urged the Prime Minister to allow the Anti-Corruption Commission to independently investigate the allegation of corruption in the Padma Bridge project.

“The Prime Minister says they’ll examine whether there is any corruption. You (PM) don’t need to examine just free the ACC. One day you’ll see in which ministries malpractices have been committed,” he said.

Rafiqul, a BNP standing committee member, was addressing a roundtable organised by Dhaka city unit of Zia Parishad at National Press Club, marking the third year of release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia from prison.

Referring to various conspiracies to split BNP, Barrister Rafiqul said many abortive attempts had been made in the past, including during the last army-backed caretaker regime, to break the party apart.

He said no-one can split BNP as long as Khaleda Zia, any leader of the Zia family and crores of BNP followers are there.

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