Terming the allegation made by Preo Bala to United States president Donald Trump about Bangladesh ‘absolutely false’, ruling Awami League general secretary and road, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said she would be sued on sedition charges.
‘Preo BalaSaha’s allegation was absolutely false. No one will agree with her. A sedition case will be filed against her. The process is underway,’ he said while talking to reporters at AL president’s Dhanmondi political office.
Preo Bala, a Bangladeshi national, participated in the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom held at the US Department of State in Washington in July 16-18. Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen also attended the meeting.
Delegates from 106 countries, including about 40 foreign ministers, took part in the meeting at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state.
Preo Bala, one of the organising secretaries of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad, was seen telling US president Donald Trump, among other things, that 37 million Hindu, Buddhist and Christian people have been disappeared from Bangladesh.
She also told president Trump that her land had been grabbed by Muslim sectarians and sought his help so that Hindu, Buddhist and Christian people can live in Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, the government on Saturday said it appeared that there was an ulterior motive behind Priya Saha’s absolutely false and concocted stories that were targeted to malign Bangladesh.
‘Bangladesh is a beacon of religious freedom and communal harmony, where people of all faiths have been living in peace for ages,’ said the ministry of foreign affairs, strongly protesting at all the blatant lies told by Priya Saha to US president Donald Trump.
The government also condemned her remarks in the strongest possible terms.
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