Prime minister's ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed on Sunday termed the allegation made by Priya Saha about repression on religious minority during a meeting with US president Donald Trump 'an outrageous lie', reports UNB.
Refuting Priya Saha’s claim, Sajeeb in a message shared on his verified Facebook page wrote, "That is more than ten times the number of our martyrs in our Liberation War, or almost as many people as were killed in Second World War. Yet this happened without anyone even knowing about it? Did 37 million people just vanish without a trace?"
He, however, expressed his hope that the current US administration would not believe the claim made by Priya.
"Fortunately for us, president Trump and his administration have a very different policy of non-intervention in foreign affairs. They are also not so stupid to believe such a ridiculous claim," he said.
Sajeeb Wazed said it ties in with another US congressman's recent statement that Bangladesh should take over Rakhine state.
"It is no secret that the US embassy is decidedly anti-Awami League. They have always hosted Jamaat and war criminals at all their events. With their support of Priya Saha's statement they now appear to be plotting a direct takeover of our country," Sajeeb said.
He also hold US embassay responsible saying that Priya Saha was a member of a delegation selected by the embassy in Dhaka and the embassy stated they do not restrict participants.
The PM's ICT adviser said they picked Priya Saha because they knew she would make this outrageous statement. "The only logical outcome of making such a claim to the US president is to build demand for a military intervention in the region on humanitarian grounds."