Priya Saha should be given a chance to explain herself: Quader

Published: July 21, 2019 13:50:02 | Updated: July 21, 2019 18:10:34

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader seen in this undated photo

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said Priyabala Saha, who complained of minority oppression in Bangladesh to US President Donald Trump, should be given a chance a to explain herself.

Priya claimed that 37 million Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians had disappeared from Bangladesh and that her home was torched and 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 once she returns home," Quader told the media after attending the licence handover ceremony of MRT Line 6 at Bangabandhu International Convention Centre.

Bangladesh strongly condemned Priya Saha's allegations. The government on Saturday said that there appears to be an ulterior motive behind her false and concocted stories aimed at maligning Bangladesh, reports UNB.

"Her motive should be investigated," Quader said. "She should make a public statement."

Meanwhile, several people, including lawyers, have moved the court seeking permission to file sedition cases against her in various districts across the country.

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