Yunus Centre on Thursday condemned the ‘accusation’ against Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus of ‘plotting conspiracy’ for the cancellation of $1.2 billion loan by World Bank for the Padma bridge project.
In a release, Yunus Centre said that accusations made against Yunus by the top lawmakers, including prime minister Shikh Hasina, ministers, and her son, who is also the information and communication technology advisor to the prime minister, were false and baseless.
The release said that Yunus always supported the Padma bridge project and would never stand in the way of its realisation.
On Sunday, lawmakers from treasury and opposition lambasted the World Bank and Yunus, few days after a Canadian court cleared an allegation of corruption in the Padma bridge project made by the bank in 2012.
Yunus centre also denied that Yunus had outstanding tax claim. ‘We have repeated on a number of occasions that Professor Yunus pays all of his taxes fully and on due time,’ said.the release.
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